A group of Western lawmakers unveiled a package of bills to "modernize" the Endangered Species Act by allowing more local input and encouraging voluntary conservation efforts, but critics quidkly labeled the proposals "extinction bills."
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.
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.