Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pima broadens move to protect lands from mining

Hon. Richard Elias (D), Chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors

TUCSON -- This morning the Pima County Supervisors widened their opposition to mining beyond the Santa Rita mountains to include all conservation lands county wide.

The wise unanimous bi-partisan support to protect our air, water, health and quality of life was impressive.

Supervisor Ann Day (R) summed up the issue nicely by saying, "mining isn't what people here want."

Reform of the outdated and damaging federal 1872 Mining Law will take center stage Saturday, during a congressional hearing by US Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ) at the county hearing room downtown starting at 10am.

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