Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tribe, environment groups join lawsuit over mining ban

The Havasupai Tribe has joined with a number of environmental groups to support the Secretary of Interior's 20-year ban on mineral exploration and mining in northern Arizona, according to the Flagstaff Daily Sun. Other groups weighing in on the U.S. district court lawsuit are Grand Canyon Trust, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, and the National Parks Conservation Association.

A number of mining companies, organizations, and local communities are suing to overturn the ban. The Havasupai Tribe lands abut one of the withdrawal areas [right, land management and withdrawal areas. Credit, BLM]


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