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Save Oak Flat from a massive copper mine

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont have introduced the Save Oak Flat Act to permanently protect the Oak Flat area of Tonto National Forest from destructive mining proposals.

Oak Flat, or Chi’chil Bildagoteel, is of significant cultural importance and considered sacred by many Tribal communities in Arizona, including the San Carlos Apache Tribe, which has resisted a years-long effort by Resolution Copper—owned by international mining conglomerates BHP and Rio Tinto—to mine the region.

Stand together with the San Carlos Apache Tribe and ask your members of Congress to support the Save Oak Flat Act.

Photo Credit: Patrick Dockens, Flickr


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