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Gila River Tribe opposes freeway path
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Filed Under: Environment

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona says a proposed freeway path would destroy sacred land.

The Arizona Department of Transportation wants a portion of the South Mountain Freeway to run through the reservation. But the tribal council passed a resolution in April 2007 that opposes the route due to cultural and religious views.

The freeway has been under discussion for more than 10 years. State officials say they want to address the tribe's concerns.

Get the Story:
Gila resolution calls freeway path 'sacred land' (The Arizona Republic 4/30)

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