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Join the Apache resistance against Arizona copper mine

Action: Wildlife Conservation

July 13, 2015   Action Alert ID# 247

 

Stand with the San Carlos Apache tribe to protect Oak Flat campground, a sacred Apache site in the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona.

International mining giant Rio Tinto's plans to develop a massive copper mine there would leave a depression in the ground the size of the Winslow meteor crater, drain the aquifer and destroy important streams, springs and wildlife habitat.

The area was formally withdrawn from mining by presidential order 50 years ago, but Congress recently approved a land swap that allows the company to obtain private control of the land and evade environmental laws in the process.

July 13, 2015   Action Alert ID# 247

 

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