PHOENIX (AP) — Native American tribal members fighting plans for an enormous copper mine on land they consider sacred saying they are increasingly worried US officials will publish an environmental review paving the way for the project even as they await a federal appeals court ruling in the case.
A US government attorney said during last month’s hearing of a full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that the final environmental impact study for construction of the mine at Oak Flat, Arizona, could be published this spring.
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