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Pima County to pay
$284,000 to protect lizards
at construction site

Arizona Daily Star [Tucson,AZ], by Becky Pollack

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 4/3/2013 12:33:32 PM

Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site. Work is starting on a project to stabilize the banks of the Santa Cruz River from Ajo Way to Silverlake Road. The river and surrounding parklands are home to regal horned lizards and other uncommon kinds of reptiles and toads. (Snip)The plan is to collect certain species, hold them in specially designed corrals during construction, help them get re-established in their renovated home when the time is right and then monitor their survival.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: G-Tom, 4/3/2013 12:39:36 PM     (No. 9257396)

demRAT insanity continues!


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 4/3/2013 12:49:22 PM     (No. 9257428)

Oh, tell me this is not fraught with potential for great comedy and great fraud???!! Tiny, little special corral!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 4/3/2013 1:18:25 PM     (No. 9257496)

Sadly, as a Tucson area resident, the city and Pima county seemed doomed to that status of Detroit. I blame two groups. The University and the Latino race pimps (Grijalva) for giving the City and County solid Democrat majorities (no GOP on the City Council) who spend money on bike paths and trolly cars while driving businesses out of town with taxes and regulations (while claiming to be business friendly).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/3/2013 1:46:45 PM     (No. 9257565)

How did this nation ever get so great? Now, we see the means of our own destruction- it is us!

This is just astonishingly sad to see.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/3/2013 5:03:07 PM     (No. 9257947)

Actually in the EPA law, taking someone´s property in any fashion is the "LAST" resort.

Relocation of the critter is the first.

Somehow the bureaucratic thugs use the most punishing first. I wonder why the companies just don´t sue them to remedy that!

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