Cyanide Beach? Movie, popcorn & learn with Earthworks

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By Lauren Pagel

April 15, 2013


Mt. Wrightson in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Join Earthworks and Representative Grijalva (D-AZ) for the D.C. premiere of Cyanide Beach, a short documentary film that exposes the speculators behind the proposed Rosemont copper mine - a poster child for reforming the 1872 Mining Law.

What does a small town in Sardinia, Italy have in common with the pitched battle over the proposed Rosemont copper mine in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, Arizona?

The same Canadian mining speculators that are now seeking government permits to blast a mile-wide, half-mile deep hole in the Santa Rita Mountains and dump mining waste on more than 3,000 acres of the Coronado National Forest once owned and operated an open-pit gold mine in Sardinia.
What happened near the iconic Sardinian farming town of Furtei provides crucial insight into what could happen in southern Arizona.


Screening of the documentary film, Cyanide Beach.

Filmmaker and award-winning investigative journalist John Dougherty, Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill and Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel will answer questions following the screening.


Thursday, April 25th. Doors open at 6:30 PM


E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW Washington, DC 20004



Free popcorn will be served; beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available for purchase.

For more information:

About the Rosemont Mine proposal

About the 1872 Mining Law

Tagged with: santa ritas, rosemont, mining, cyanide beach, copper

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