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House vote expected this week, OPPOSE NOW!

Now is the time to oppose the Oak Flat Land Exchange!

 

For nine years, Resolution Copper Mining, LLC. a subsidiary of foreign mining giants Rio Tinto (United Kingdom), which is 14% owned by China, and BHP Billiton, Ltd. (Australia) has sought to introduce a bill in the U.S. Congress, now known as H.R. 687, the Southeast Land Exchange and Conservation Act, that would convey 2,422 acres of the Tonto National Forest for a massive block cave copper mine. This is a deal that Arizona cannot afford, despite its unsupported promise of jobs.

 

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Why Oppose?

 

This Deal Trades Unproven Job Claims for an Environmental Disaster. With this deal, Arizona loses on...

 

WATER
  • The proposed block cave mine will consume voluminous amounts of water, up to 20,000 acre feet of water each year. This is roughly equivalent to the amount of water used each year by a city of 180,000 people.


  • LAND
  • The proposed block cave mine in the Tonto National Forest would be the largest mine in North America and cause the surface of the earth to collapse at least 2 miles in diameter. There is no mitigation for the surface subsidence or loss of natural springs, seeps and water resources.


  • RECREATION
  • The Oak Flat area, within the Tonto National Forest, is a world class climbing location.


  • CULTURE
  • Oak Flat is sacred place of profound religious, cultural and historic significance for Apache, Yavapai and other tribes. It is the home of certain Holy Beings or Ga'an, and a place of ancient settlements and burial sites.,?


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