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Wed Feb 3, 2021, 12:32 PM

Apaches' fight over Arizona copper mine goes before US court

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) A federal judge will hear arguments Wednesday from a group of Apaches that has been fighting a proposed copper mine in eastern Arizona.

Apache Stronghold recently sued the U.S. Forest Service to try to stop the agency from turning over a parcel of land to Resolution Copper, a joint venture of global mining companies Rio Tinto and BHP.

The group is seeking an injunction until a judge ultimately can determine who has rights to that land and whether mining would infringe on Apaches' religious practices.

The Forest Service says it's doing what Congress mandated.

Read more: https://www.news-journal.com/ap/national/apaches-fight-over-arizona-copper-mine-goes-before-us-court/article_e5c8538a-f335-586b-b59b-c32170f8305f.html
(Longview News-Journal)

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