Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Pima County says save the scenic Santa Ritas

UPDATE, 12:25pm: This resolution will likely not pass today due to technical issues, but the Board is supportive and likely will pass it soon. DRP

TUCSON -- The Pima County Board of Supervisors will very likely move this morning to support protecting the scenic Santa Rita Mountains, south of Tucson on the Coronado National Forest, from destructive mining proposed by a foreign corporation.

Supervisor Ray Carroll (R) has listened to citizens' concerns and proposed a strong resolution in favor of conservation in this wonderful Sky Island range. Thanks, Ray.

The Pima Supervisors are representing the interests of county residents, and all Americans, with this move to protect national public lands in Pima County.

The Forest Service should listen and say no to the speculative mining proposal.

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