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Congress probes approval of Trump backer's housing project

11 / 07 / 2019, Yahoo Science

A congressional committee is investigating whether the U.S. Interior Department helped an Arizona developer and supporter of President Donald Trump get a crucial permit after a wildlife official said the housing project would threaten habitat for imperiled species. U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Natural Resources, is leading an investigation into the proposed 28,000-home development in a small town in southern Arizona. "It's not clear to me why top Interior officials would weigh in on a local land development unless someone was being done a huge favor," Grijalva said in a statement Wednesday.

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