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Poison pill rejected! Oak Flat/Apache Leap live to fight another day.

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By Alan Septoff

December 20, 2010

Good news! Despite being included in an earlier draft of omnibus public lands legislation, the version actually introduced for debate did NOT include the poison pill land exchange.

Thanks to everyone who sent letters in to their Senators.

For those reading about this for the first time: Resolution Copper (a partnership of two of the world's largest multinational mining companies) wants to mine copper on publicly-owned land sacred to the Apache, and land specifically protected for recreation (Oak Flat campground) in Arizona.

Because this land is owned by all Americans, and mining it would destroy the campground and surrounding area, these multinationals need an act of Congress in order to acquire the land. Although they've been trying for years, they've been unsuccessful so far. And are still -- thanks again to people who made their voice heard.

And thanks to the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition for keeping up the fight.

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Tagged with: resolution copper, oak flat, arizona mining reform coalition, arizona, apache leap

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