The president of the Arizona Farm Bureau told a House panel Thursday that regulations meant to help the environment are actually doing the opposite, in part by harming ranchers who are in the best position to help.
Visitors can now build fires in the Coconino forest but restrictions remain in place for other Arizona forests, including Gila, Tonto and Kaibab national forests.
State officials and a nonprofit group are hauling water and hay to animals struggling in the wild.
Arizona Democrats and environmental groups welcomed the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who aggressively rolled back agency regulations even as he was dogged by ethical questions.
These sheep work for food, eating mesquite and tall grass at a solar farm that powers 20,000 homes in southern Arizona. Livestock landscapers can be used to trim the land around freeways or cut down on the brush that feeds wildfires.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department has partnered with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to persuade residents to swap their gasoline machines for electric mowers.