TUCSON -- Pima County Supervisors all voted today against mining in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains, and on all conservation lands in the county. This is a big environmental win.
Great job Ray Carroll, Chair Richard Elias, Chuck Huckelberry, and Sharon Bronson for crafting a strong final motion. Awesome job by the public in turning out to support conservation.
The County's smart position should be heeded by the US Forest Service to turn down mining on the Coronado National Forest, but remember that anti-conservation Bush/Cheney, Inc. currently run the Forest Service.
In supporting the resolution, Republican Ann Day said "Arizona isn't cotton, copper, and cattle anymore."
US Reps. Grijalva and Giffords will be asked by the County to hold local hearings and pursue a bill to withdraw conservation lands in Pima County from mineral entry and mining. They should embrace this call and go for it.