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May 4, 2021, 1:13:29 PMMay 4
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Mining companies want to rip apart this sacred Native American site. Tell President Biden to protect Oak Flat now!
 
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Oak Flat — a 4,300 acre area located just east of what is now known as Phoenix, Arizona — is a sacred site to many Native American tribes, including the Apache, Zuni, Yavapai, O'odham, and Hopi. An ancient location that carries deep significance and meaning, it's where the Apache tribe holds traditional ceremonies, harvests healing herbs, and communicates with the spirits of the land. Covered in rocky formations and mountains, as well as saguaro cacti, yucca, and cedar trees, it's also a breathtakingly beautiful sight to behold. Now, mining companies want to ruin it all — just so corporate executives can line their pockets.

Oak Flat is also home to a huge supply of copper ore, and as we all know, greedy natural resource corporations only see dollar signs when faced with a "possibility" like this. They don't care about environmental destruction, wildlife and plant life, ecosystems — or Native Americans' rights. Back in 2014, Senator John McCain helped give away 2,400 of these acres to Resolution Copper. To conduct its mining operations, it would create a huge 1,100-foot-deep, almost 2-miles-wide crater right in the heart of this sacred spiritual place. This is blasphemy, and we can't let it happen. Sign the petition to demand the Biden administration take action to protect Oak Flat from mining destruction and restore it to Native American control now!

Thank you,

 

Miranda
The Care2 Petitions Team

 

P.S. U.S. politicians talk a big game about supposedly caring about religious liberty. Let's see them put their money where their mouths are. Demand full protections for Oak Flat now!




Care2.com, Inc.
203 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 230
Redwood City, CA 94065
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