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cactusjumper
07-17-2007, 11:19 AM
Recently received this email:


Hi Everyone,

Will you folks please sign our online petition?

Thanks.

The Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Group in Superior, Arizona is very concerned regarding the potential swap of one of the most stunning recreational sites in the world-located just 5 miles East of Superior-Oak Flat Campground. Located in the Tonto National Forest, Oak Flat Campground was set aside for recreational purposes by Executive Order from President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955 and was to be protected from future development, and in particular, inviolate to mining. Now Resolution Copper Company, a foreign-owned mining company, wants to own this land. They have taken a proposed land swap to Congress and bypassed the public process. If this proposed legislation passes and the mine owns this spectacular area, it will be excluded from public visitation and recreation-and it will be destroyed! We urge you as members of the public who care about what happens to our treasured public lands to speak out against this land swap. Sign our petition and pass it along to your friends and neighbors. Thank you. We need 20,000 signatures in 30 days on a petition to stop Congress giving great public land--and the sacred Apache Leap over to a mining company. Please sign and send to at least 20 people in U.S. This is a national issue! All the details are at http://www.mining-law-reform.info/ (http://www.mining-law-reform.info/) www.mining-law-reform.info (http://www.mining-law-reform.info/) website, or you can link directly to the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html (http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html) http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html (http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html)

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This seemed like a worthy cause to get involved in. It will only take a few minutes, and if everyone sends it to the people in their email address's, it might just make a difference.

In numbers, there is strength. Perhaps, even enough power to change an entire government's thinking. http://forum.treasurenet.com/Smileys/default/shocked.gif

Respectfully,

Joe Ribaudo

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Flatiron
07-18-2007, 05:09 AM
Joe...........I've spent quite a bit of time in the Apache Leap/Oak Flat area, and will pass the petition on to my friends in the state. When I heard they were going to expand mining operations at the Magma Mine, I suspected something like this would happen. We camped in Copper Canyon this Spring, and saw that new operations were beginning in that area,also. Good luck, and I hope this doesn't happen...........:mad:

LauraA
07-18-2007, 05:34 AM
Apathy gets no results so I've signed the petition. It really ticks me off when the government rides roughshod over people's rights thus proving once again, foreign dollars have a very loud voice. :mad:
We've spent a good bit of time exploring the areas around Magma Mine and would hate to lose access.
Here are links to both sides of the story.

Mining firm's plan to swap land a bad idea | Arizona Daily Star ® (http://www.friendsofqueencreek.com/AZ%20Daily%20Star%20050403.htm)

Westerners for Responsible Mining - Hardrock Mining in Arizona (http://www.bettermines.org/az.cfm)

USATODAY.com - Arizona town digs deep for boom (http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/2004-03-28-coppertown_x.htm)

Johnnie
07-19-2007, 07:27 AM
Recently received this email:


Hi Everyone,


Will you folks please sign our online petition?


Thanks.


The Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Group in Superior, Arizona is very concerned regarding the potential swap of one of the most stunning recreational sites in the world-located just 5 miles East of Superior-Oak Flat Campground. Located in the Tonto National Forest, Oak Flat Campground was set aside for recreational purposes by Executive Order from President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955 and was to be protected from future development, and in particular, inviolate to mining. Now Resolution Copper Company, a foreign-owned mining company, wants to own this land. They have taken a proposed land swap to Congress and bypassed the public process. If this proposed legislation passes and the mine owns this spectacular area, it will be excluded from public visitation and recreation-and it will be destroyed! We urge you as members of the public who care about what happens to our treasured public lands to speak out against this land swap. Sign our petition and pass it along to your friends and neighbors. Thank you. We need 20,000 signatures in 30 days on a petition to stop Congress giving great public land--and the sacred Apache Leap over to a mining company. Please sign and send to at least 20 people in U.S. This is a national issue! All the details are at http://www.mining-law-reform.info/ (http://www.mining-law-reform.info/) www.mining-law-reform.info (http://www.mining-law-reform.info/) website, or you can link directly to the petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html (http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html) http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html (http://www.petitiononline.com/coop2468/petition.html)


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This seemed like a worthy cause to get involved in. It will only take a few minutes, and if everyone sends it to the people in their email address's, it might just make a difference.


In numbers, there is strength. Perhaps, even enough power to change an entire government's thinking. http://forum.treasurenet.com/Smileys/default/shocked.gif


Respectfully,


Joe Ribaudo

http://forum.treasurenet.com/Themes/default/images/icons/modify_inline.gif

Yes! we agree with Flatiron, & Laura, And thanks Catusjumper,for letting us all know about this latest closers, and We will sign the petition with pleasure

Johnnie & Sheila