President Obama: SAVE OAK FLAT FROM COPPER MINING - WE ASK FOR A NATIONAL MONUMENT STATUS
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Oak Flat located 2 miles East of Superior, AZ is the 2nd largest riparian
area in the US and needs to be protected from the
devastation of copper mining proposed by Rio Tinto, a foreign mega-mining company whose headquarters are in the UK and Australia.
All the copper extracted from Arizona will be leaving to go to Australia, Iran and China.
PROTECTED LAND OF THE SAN CARLOS APACHE
The land is also a federally protected and sacred area to
the Apache Nation, managed by the Bureau of Land Management
and the San Carlos Tribe and should never have been allowed to be
mined on. This land grab was done through a rider in the '
Defense Authorization Ac
t 'which was renewed in December 2014 by
San Carlos Apache Nation
was moved to Miami, Arizona, then to the San Carlos Apache Reservation and now again a federal protected
tribe is being asked to leave Oak Flat, Arizona, Sacred Home of
the San Carlos Apaches. The proposed mining would virtually
stop all access to the sacred springs and Ceremonial Grounds.
SECOND LARGEST RIPARIAN AREA IN THE USA
This area is the second largest riparian area in the
country. Pristine areas and a fragile ecosystem would
be forever desecrated by the implosion caused from the mining extraction process and it would leach into the water.
DEMOCRACY and The SACRED TREE OF PEACE
Confederacy of the Six Nations
which had been practiced
for over 800 years is the longest living democracy on earth.
It was incorporated into our government by Thomas Jefferson
and Benjamin Franklin to establish a new government for the
liberty and happiness of all people.
Isn't it time we incorporate these measure of democracy of
and uphold the promises made to the First
Nations, the Native Americans, so we can all live in harmony with
natural laws for the benefit of all of our relations.
REVOKE THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
'National Defense Authorization Act
' that was introduced
in December 2014 needs to be revoked to support the very
energy resources we are protecting. This is why the First Nations
and in this case, the San Carlos Apache have been care
taking this land for all people and future generations.