Pentagon pushed to use vast swath of desert wildlife refuge ‘primarily’ for military purposes, draft bill says


The draft legislation would carve out 1.1 million acres of Desert National Wildlife Refuge to be used only “secondarily” as a nature preserve, adding as much as 260,000 acres to the Air Force’s testing range. The push to expand has sparked fierce opposition from Moapa Band of Paiutes, whose ancestral lands extend across the testing range and refuge.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues.

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