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Saving Oak Flat: 4 Upcoming Public U.S. Forest Service Forums on Resolution Copper Mine

Four public forums on the Resolution Copper Co. mining proposal that could endanger Oak Flat will be held during March and April.

Editor's Note: The U.S. Forest Service began its environmental assessment on Resolution Copper Co.'s mining proposal under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) last week, a process that opponents said might as well be rigged. But the Forest Service says otherwise.

“A lot of people believe the NEPA process is predetermined, but the reality is NEPA is the vehicle that will allow all voices to be heard,” said Forest Service spokesperson Bill Tanner.

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The Forest Service will hold four open houses as part of its review of the Resolution Copper mine proposal. All are scheduled from 5-8 p.m.:

– March 31, Queen Valley Recreation Hall, 1478 East Queen Valley Drive, Queen Valley, Arizona

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– April 4, Superior High School multipurpose room, 100 Mary Drive, Superior, Arizona

– April 5, Elks Lodge, 1775 East Maple St., Globe, Arizona

– April 6, Southwest Regional Library, 775 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, Arizona

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