What you need to know about the proposed Oak Flat copper mine

Published: Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 11:40am
Updated: Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 9:03pm
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Let's turn now to the latest on the battle over Oak Flat, where a proposed copper mine has sparked a debate over industry versus the environment.

Resolution Copper wants to build a copper mine in that part of the Tonto National Forest that would become one of the largest in the country. They say it would provide more than 1,000 jobs to a part of the state that needs them, but conservationists and American Indian tribes say it will irreparably harm the environment there.

KJZZ's Ron Dungan has been reporting on Oak Flat, and he joined The Show to talk abut the latest.

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