Environmental issues Candidate Forum scheduled for October 20

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One of the two major party candidates for Congress in District 8 will participate in a forum on environmental issues on Monday, October 20. Incumbent Democrat Gabrielle Giffords has agreed to take part in the forum, which will run from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pima Community College's District Office at 4905 East Broadway. Republican candidate Tim Bee's campaign will not be able to take part due to a schedule conflict.

The forum is being co-sponsored by the Arizona League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, the Tucson Audubon Society, and the Sky Island Alliance. "The Rosemont Mine site, Kartchner Caverns, Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, the San Pedro River, and many other important areas are in District 8," said Tucson Audubon Society Executive Director Paul Green. "Many of our members are interested in the future of these areas and we're pleased to sponsor a forum for such a discussion."