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Mon June 23, 2008
Local Leaders Voice Opposition to Pearce Authored Bill
By Evan Woodward
Las Cruces, NM – This afternoon a number of local leaders held a press conference to voice their opposition to a house bill introduced last week by Congressman Steve Pearce. The bill is called the "Dona Ana County Planned Growth, Open Space, and Rangeland Preservation Act of 2008". However, as KRWG's Evan Woodward reports, critics of the bill say it's an assault on the county's wilderness, and will weaken environmental protections granted to places like the Organ Mountains.