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Letter: Copper mining in the Santa Rita Mountains

Letter: Copper mining in the Santa Rita Mountains

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Re: the March 1 article "Grijalva: Rosemont Mine is on verge of final OK."

While Hudbay Minerals of Canada rapes our beloved Santa Rita Mountains, makes millions or more selling the copper and then pays our community a pittance of $135 million and provides 400 jobs until the mine is dead, we lose a pristine, unspoiled wilderness forever.

If claims were made that copper laid under the nave of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, would Hudbay crave it, too? Aren't the Santa Ritas as sacred? I beg you to pay attention and act against this travesty in any way you are able.

Jane Leonard

Oro Valley

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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