Center For Biological Diversity Says Fort Huachuca Is Damaging The San Pedro River; Sues For Documents

By Jill Ryan
Published: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 8:34am
Updated: Friday, October 9, 2020 - 9:22am

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U.S. Army
Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

An environmental group filed a lawsuit against Fort Huachuca, accusing the military base of covering up reports that they are hurting the environment. 

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the fort, to release reports about their groundwater pumping. They allege that Fort Huachuca is covering up reports that show the pumping is damaging the San Pedro River.  

Over the last 10 months, the center has tried to acquire the documents on their own, through the Freedom of Information Act. But they say the response hasn’t been timely, which is a violation of FOIA, and they have not received all the requested documents.

A spokesperson for Fort Huachuca said it does not comment on pending litigation.

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