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Escobar, Cabinet agencies to meet on Castner Range monument effort

Decades-long efforts to protect Castner Range, a portion of the Franklin Mountains, have been hampered by danger from the old Army unexploded ordnance in the Chihuahuan Desert.  However, conservation groups and U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-El Paso, said Friday the federal government is closer than ever to recognizing the 7,000-acre area as a national monument, […]