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Hundreds Gather at Oak Flat to Fight for Sacred Apache Land

By Lee Allen, Indian Country Media Network As the morning sun rose high enough to burn off the chilly overnight temperatures, mesquite fires scattered throughout the Oak Flats Campground offered a warm welcome to a special day for Arizona’s San Carlos Apache tribe. Some 300 tribal members and supporters from across the country had gathered … Continue reading Hundreds Gather at Oak Flat to Fight for Sacred Apache Land

DGR Stands with the San Carlos Apaches in Protecting Oak Flat from Copper Mining

Image Credit: Ryan Martinez Lewis Deep Green Resistance (DGR) is dedicated to the fight against industrial civilization and its legacy of racism, patriarchy, and colonialism. For this reason, DGR would like to publicly state its support of the San Carlos Apache tribe and the residents of Superior, AZ in the fight to protect Oak Flat … Continue reading DGR Stands with the San Carlos Apaches in Protecting Oak Flat from Copper Mining

Washington Post: Proposed Oak Flat copper mine debate

By Kari Lydersen Special to The Washington Post When former miner Roy Chavez heard about plans to develop the nation’s largest copper mine near Superior, Ariz., he thought it might be the salvation of the economically struggling town where he’d grown up and served as mayor. But as he learned more about the proposal to … Continue reading Washington Post: Proposed Oak Flat copper mine debate

President Obama signs land exchange into law signaling new phase in the protection of Oak Flat

By the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the National defense Authorization Act into law.  The bill contained the Oak Flat land exchange.  This particular version of the land exchange was the 13th since the bill was first introduced in Congress by convicted former Congressman, Rick Renzi in 2005.  Senator … Continue reading President Obama signs land exchange into law signaling new phase in the protection of Oak Flat

McCain Sells Out San Carlos Apache Tribe to Copper Mining Interests

OAK FLATS- video of “15 year-old Naelyn, of the San Carlos Apache tribe in Arizona speaks to defend her federally-protected ancestral tribal lands against a giant copper mine proposed by two foreign-owned mega corporations. Rio Tinto and BHP have struck a highly lucrative deal with Senator McCain of Arizona. He has offered to give them … Continue reading McCain Sells Out San Carlos Apache Tribe to Copper Mining Interests

Arizona copper mine will hurt tribes and the environment

By James Anaya, for AZ Central James Anaya: Rio Tinto should make some lands off limits to mining and abandon the project if it can’t gain local support. (Photo: Rebecca Allen) Congress recently authorized an exchange of land so the multinational giant Rio Tinto can proceed with its Resolution Copper Mine project in eastern Arizona. The … Continue reading Arizona copper mine will hurt tribes and the environment

Indigenous leader tortured, killed after opposing major mining project in Ecuador

By Jonathan Watts / The Guardian The body of an indigenous leader who was opposed to a major mining project in Ecuador has been found bound and buried, days before he planned to take his campaign to climate talks in Lima. The killing highlights the violence and harassment facing environmental activists in Ecuador, following the … Continue reading Indigenous leader tortured, killed after opposing major mining project in Ecuador

Major tree clearing and timber sale planned for Rosemont Mine

Original article by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star Close to 300,000 trees, mostly junipers and oaks, would likely be cleared on public land in the Santa Rita Mountains if the proposed Rosemont Mine is built. Clearing those trees will be controversial, but at this moment, it’s not known what will happen to them afterward. The U.S. … Continue reading Major tree clearing and timber sale planned for Rosemont Mine

Is the US Forest Service Trying to Help a Cash-Strapped Canadian Mining Company?

Original post by Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal Agency has been attempting to speed up decision-making on proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, say activists The US Forest Service seems to have been unusually eager to help a Canadian mining company with a dubious track record and financial troubles set up … Continue reading Is the US Forest Service Trying to Help a Cash-Strapped Canadian Mining Company?

State Board Sued for Upholding Rosemont Water Permit

Original article by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star. Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co. The permit allows the company to discharge materials if it can show it’s using the best available technology to keep pollutants … Continue reading State Board Sued for Upholding Rosemont Water Permit