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Fight over Oak Flat mine draws support of diverse religious groups

The Sikh Coalition and the San Carlos Apache would not appear to have much in common at first glance, but they have found a shared interest in the fight over a patch of land in southeastern Arizona. That’s where the federal government is considering whether to turn sacred Apache land over to a mining company,


Feds rescind OK for copper mine at Oak Flat, seek ‘thorough review’

The government Monday rescinded its approval for a proposed massive copper mine at Oak Flat, just days before it was to transfer thousands of acres of federal land for the project. The Department of Agriculture said it ordered the rescission to allow for a “thorough review based on significant input from collaborators, partners and the


Copper rush: Opponents worry feds have fast-tracked Resolution mine OK

Activists worry that the Trump administration has fast-tracked the final environmental impact statement for the massive Resolution Copper mine, a project planned for lands near Superior that are claimed as sacred by the San Carlos Apache. Opponents became alarmed when the U.S. Forest Service’s schedules of proposed action, which said the environmental statement would be