Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is trying to stealthily hand over millions of acres of public land to the military permanently, including a southwestern Arizona bombing range that is home to endangered Sonoran pronghorn, enviros charged yesterday. McCain wants to grant the military permanent use of the 2.7 million-acre Barry M. Goldwater Bombing Range in Arizona, as well as other lands in Alaska, Nevada, and New Mexico, despite the military’s stated willingness to give up 100,000 acres of the land it currently leases, some of which is potential wilderness.

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