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Arizona developers fight latest plan to save endangered owl
Associated Press ^ | 3-18-03 | MICHELLE BEAVER

Posted on 03/18/2003 3:47:37 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:42:04 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

PHOENIX (AP) -- A government plan to protect an endangered owl has upset housing developers who say the proposal will hurt the economy and question whether it would even help the bird.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed that 1.2 million acres in the Tucson area be set aside as the cactus ferruginous pygmy owl's "critical habitat," which would bar or severely limit development even on private land.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: enviornmental; owl; wacko

1 posted on 03/18/2003 3:47:37 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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