Speak Out to Protect Oak Flat from Destructive Mining
Oak Flat is a beautiful and biodiverse area in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest. Its high desert lands are home to mountain lions and many other wildlife species. The lands are also sacred for the San Carlos Apache and other Indigenous communities.
Unfortunately, the wildlife, lands, and Indigenous sites of Oak Flat are threatened by a giant copper mine that would create a crater that is 1,000-feet deep and 1.8 miles wide. The mining would consume more than 250 billion gallons of water in an area that is already suffering from exceptional drought conditions. It would also create 1.4 billion tons of toxic mine tailings that would cover nearly 4,000 acres.
President Biden and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack can stop this destructive mine from moving forward so that wildlife, watersheds, and significant Indigenous sites are safeguarded for generations to come.
Please tell President Biden and Secretary Vilsack to protect wildlife and Indigenous sites by stopping a proposed mega-copper mine.
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