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Lawsuit challenges federal approval of Benson project near the San Pedro River

Posted by   /  August 26, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

San Pedro River, Tombstone. / Wikipedia By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit Friday charging that a big Benson development threatens to dry up a section of the San Pedro River and that a federal permit clearing the way for its construction was approved due to political pressure on […]

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Feds reissue permit for 28,000-home development near San Pedro River

Posted by   /  August 8, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

San Pedro River By Ian James | Arizona Republic The Army Corps of Engineers has given a green light to a developer that plans to build a 28,000-home development near the San Pedro River in southern Arizona, reissuing a permit that was suspended in response to a legal challenge by environmental groups. The federal agency’s decision won’t end […]

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Proposed Arizona-Mexico wall threatens Southwest’s last free-flowing river

Posted by   /  July 5, 2019  /  Water  /  No Comments

The San Pedro River, the last free-flowing river in the American Southwest, in 2013. / William Herron, via Flickr By Elizabeth Whitman | Phoenix New Times Only one undammed river in the American Southwest still flows freely, and it begins just south of the border, in Sonora, Mexico. From there, the San Pedro River courses […]

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Feds stand by decision on Arizona development near San Pedro River

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

San Pedro River / Bob Hermann By Ian James | Arizona Republic The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is standing by a decision that could smooth the way for a proposed 28,000-home development near the San Pedro River, despite the account of a former official who said he reversed his position under pressure from a […]

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Federal government suspends permit for large Arizona development near San Pedro River

Posted by   /  May 6, 2019  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

San Pedro River / Photo Bob Hermann By Ian James | Arizona Republic The federal government has suspended a permit for a development that would bring 28,000 homes to the Arizona desert near Benson and the San Pedro River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to suspend the permit two weeks after conservation groups sued […]

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Huge Benson development near San Pedro River gets federal OK

Posted by   /  November 26, 2018  /  Real Estate  /  No Comments

  By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star A 28,000-home development in Benson near the San Pedro River could start construction next year, now that federal officials have reinstated a crucial permit that had been on hold. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers told developer Michael Reinbold of El Dorado Holdings in Scottsdale that it […]

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Huge development would make Benson 8 times bigger

Posted by   /  April 6, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Energy and Environment, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Tiny Benson is facing the prospect of a huge development — eight years after a similar proposal crashed with the real estate market. It’s also facing a big development controversy over whether the project’s groundwater pumping could dry up parts of the San Pedro River. Phoenix-based El Dorado […]

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