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$313 million water subsidy for Hudbay makes no sense

July 13, 2023

Rob Peters, SSSR's executive director, published this refutation of an opinion piece published in the Arizona Daily Star by Hud Bay's Vice President Del Rio, which asserted that Copper World was essential for US energy security.

Tohono O'odham opinion: Why is Arizona giving away groundwater to mining in a water crisis?

July 6, 2023

Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, wrote a compelling letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times. He points out that some backroom deals would give the two mining companies behind the proposed Resolution Copper Mine more than $400 million worth of groundwater. Free!

Sounds like what we see proposed here in the Santa Ritas where Hudbay expects to use 13 million gallons of water a day. All free.

Tohono O'odham leader: Time to fix outdated mining law

January 19, 2021

Austin G. Nunez, chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation’s San Xavier District, calls for reforming the 1872 Mining Law.
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