Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015

  • Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015
  • Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015
  • Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015
  • Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015
  • Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015
  • Oak Flat Copper Mining Conflict; Arizona, U.S., Feb-March 2015

About 100 miles north of Tucson, Resolution Copper Mining wants to build a mine in Superior, a town of 2,800 people, that could yield 1 billion pounds of copper a year. The land Resolution wants includes the 760-acre Oak Flat Withdrawal Area, which was deemed off-limits to future mining by a 1955 land order signed by President Dwight Eisenhower. The bill would overturn that order. The mine would devastate the surface of Oak Flat, an area sacred to Apache tribes. It’s an ancestral home for several clans of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, some of whom are protesting the development.

Taken on 2015-03-18
License Attribution Creative CommonsAttribution Creative Commons
Created by Taylor on 2015-07-28
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Photo 1,4,5: Lauren Klenda/YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Abopq8yEA
Photo 2,3: Center for Biological Diversity/Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=931lUa-kOhg
Photo 6: Twitter/ David

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