Who Owns the Grand Canyon?
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When Arizona voters arrived to the polls, they found themselves involved in a battle over boundaries.
Proposition 120 questions whether millions of acres of federal land in the state, including the Grand Canyon, should remain in the hands of the federal government, or officially become the property of Arizona's residents. The ballot measure, supported by the state's Republicans, seeks to amend the state's constitution to declare Arizona's sovereignty over the "air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within the state's boundaries."
The proposition is part of the "sagebrush revolt" - Republicans in the West aim to regain control of land owned by federal agencies, particularly the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management.