Tucson Supports Oak Flat is sponsoring this event at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopalian Church, E. Adams Street, Tucson.
We hope you join us (via Zoom): January 15th, 2pm – Symposium on The Copper World Mining Project and Community Health in the Santa Cruz Valley.
This event is presented by The Democratic Club of Quail Creek (DCQC)
About the symposium:
In September 2021, Hudbay Minerals Inc. announced their interest in extracting minerals from a copper sulphide and oxide mineralization deposit at its Copper World site located on private land on the northwest side of Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains. The results from exploratory drilling completed in June 2021, suggest the possibility of seven deposits at the Copper World site.
The Democratic Club of Quail Creek will expand its January meeting for a symposium on Copper World and related Rosemont issues. The meeting will be on Saturday, January 15th, and participation will be fully virtual.
The symposium will include an update on mining proposals in the northern Santa Ritas, discussions on the impact of mining on the Tohono O’odham of the San Xavier District and all communities in the Santa Cruz Valley, the potential for pollution and draw down of the local aquifer, the decline of air quality, the health consequences to the local residents, and the impact on habitat biodiversity.
Speakers will include Austin Nuñez, Chairman, San Xavier District, Tohono O’odham Nation; Charles Stack, Vice-president, NeoChloris, Inc.; Gayle Hartmann, President, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas; John Murphy (Democratic Club of Quail Creek & Field Museum).
To participate, simply click here to pre-register and join the discussion.
We hope to see you there!
Some of you have probably already received this notice from ADEQ, but for those who haven’t:
ADEQ will be hosting an all-day meeting regarding the Triennial Review of Surface Water Quality Standards on Thurs., May 10 in Room 222 of the northern State of Arizona Building at 400 W. Congress (this building is immediately west of Granada on the corner of Granada and Congress – map). There is parking on the west side of the building.
Of particularly interest to those of us fighting the Rosemont Mine is the portion of the agenda from 3-5 PM concerning the Outstanding Water issue. As you know, the proposed Rosemont Mine threatens Las Cienegas Creek, an Outstanding Arizona Water and Rosemont functionaries are deeply involved in this process.