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USDA Puts Brakes on Land Transfer for Arizona Copper Mine

posted on March 2, 2021

Felicia Fonesca of the Associated Press reports that President Biden’s Department of Agriculture has temporarily paused the transfer of Apache land to Resolution Copper, a mining company. Fonesca writes, “The land near Superior has ancient oak groves, traditional plants, and living beings that the tribal members say are essential to their religion and culture.” The prospects are still grim for the tribe, as the Trump administration took the last step to trigger the transfer of land just days before leaving office.

Read at The Associated Press