Save Oak Flat

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The Honorable John Boehner    
Speaker of the House    
U.S. House of Representatives 
H-232, U.S. Capitol 
Washington, D.C. 201515
Phone: (202) 225-0600
Fax: (202) 225-5117  

  • Phone: (202) 225-0600
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  • Phone: (202) 225-0600
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  • The Honorable Nancy Pelosi    
    Democratic Leader   
    U.S. House of Representatives H-202, U.S. Capitol
    Washington, D.C. 201515
    phone: (202) 225-4965

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    Kathe Anderson's letter (copy or write your own!):

    Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi,
                    We all know how important copper is for modern technology.  Perhaps we could support the Oak Flat land swap that’s the subject of H.R. 687, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Act. But we can’t, at least not now, because without a thorough Environmental Impact Statement review before the mining starts, we don’t know the repercussions.  In fact, we feel that we don’t know much about this entire project.

    ·         Why is Resolution Copper, a foreign-owned corporation, allowed to by-pass our environmental laws until after the exchange is done and exploratory mining has begun?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Why are the water tables of nearby Superior and Queen Valley already falling dramatically?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Why would the House defeat a request to protect the quality and quantity of water relied upon by local citizens?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         What will the impact of the mining activity be on the lands and cultural resources of the San Carlos Apache and Navajo nations?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Why would the House defeat a request that sacred sites be excluded from the exchange?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Where will the promised jobs actually be located?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Why would the House defeat a request that the promised jobs will benefit the local community?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Where will the accumulated wealth from the mine be spent—here in the United States or in foreign lands where Resolution Copper is headquartered?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Why is this copper mine project so important when the income to Arizona from this mine will be so much less than the income from tourism (including tourists to the very spots the mine will destroy)?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         What are Resolution Copper’s mitigation plans for any damages to the environment used by wildlife, recreationists and Native Americans?
                    We don’t know.
    ·         Why are we being kept in the dark?
                    We don’t know.

                    Please require that an Environmental Impact Statement be prepared and subject to public review, as required of all other major federal decisions.  Thank you.

    Concerned voters:


    1. Alert tonight (11-12-2013) from DC--RCM is pushing for HR 687 & SB 339 to be addressed next week. A possible hearing has been scheduled (Nov. 20), by Sen. Flake in the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee. We need to fire-up our opposition out-reach, and again have as many people as possible send emails, letters and/or make phone calls to all members of the ENR. Most Dems. are on board (but it never hurts to remind them about opposing SB 339), with some Reps. really questioning support of the bill. Let's repeat our efforts from September in making sure that family, friends and others express their opposition of the SE AZ Conservation Act & Jobs Bill (the Oak Flat Land Exchange legislation).

    2. Rio Tinto to release incomplete mining plan in ploy to force land exchange bill

      Rio Tinto plans to submit a mining plan of operations to the US Forest Service early next week regarding their dream of building a mine at Oak Flat. Curiously, Rio Tinto has stated that the plan will not be available to the public until next year!

      Rio Tinto has gone to great lengths to avoid filing a plan since 2004, opting instead to cajole the US Congress to pass a bill giving them Oak Flat without detailing how destructive a mine at Oak Flat would be to sacred, ecologically critical, and recreationaly important lands.


    3. From Anna Jeffrey-
      Rep. Gosar has removed his bill from Congress as a result of widespread opposition from Native American nations and continued citizen efforts to oppose Resolution Copper. Thank you to all!

      Read more at-

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