Drone fly-over of the Santa Ritas, showing destruction by Hudbay.
November 16, 2022
Drone video by Russ McSpadden of the Center for Biological Diversity shows the destruction caused by Hudbay in the past year or so. Scars are drill pads to explore for copper ore and the roads to service the drill pads.
Russ says, "I've almost no words to describe what Canadian mining company Hudbay is doing to the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. The first 20 seconds show the Rosemont side, then the ridgeline, then the west side. Hudbay plans to remove 2.5 miles of ridgeline. Mountain top removal.