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Court rules against Apaches in bid to halt proposed mine

Tribes and environmental groups had argued to stop the transfer

Nearly 200 organizations ask Biden to save Oak Flat

A letter calls on the Biden Administration to stop the land transfer of the religious site to Resolution Copper, among other things.

Lauren Redniss on "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West".

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Controversial Oak Flat mine moves closer to reality

Oak Flat, sacred to the Apache and other tribes, sits over a huge reserve of copper.

6 years after Rio Sonora mining spill, contamination continues

Residents impacted by the spill say neither the mining company nor the government have followed through with promises.

Plan to ‘revive’ uranium mining called unneeded, unwanted by advocates

Environmentalists fear the removal of regulations on the industry, which they say has yet to address a toxic legacy.

Immovable objects: Asarco, striking workers at odds after four months

The strike, which started in October, includes more than 1,700 workers at five Asarco facilities in Texas and Southern Arizona

District judge overturns another part of Rosemont Mine approval

The judge on Monday threw out the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approval of the project.

Communities affected by mining spill win case in Mexico's Supreme Court

The decision granted protection to Sonora River Valley residents seeking remediation following a 2014 Grupo México toxic mine spill.

As strike against Asarco enters fourth month, workers remain determined

Workers brought their fight to the state Capitol on Monday, rallying to demand that lawmakers hold foreign companies accountable for their treatment of U.S. workers.

Striking mine worker unions call on government to intervene

The unions filed charges of unfair labor practices against Asarco in response to the company's best and final offer.

Report: Tailings dam poses threat to Rio Sonora valley 5 years after major spill

The report's author says Grupo México's new tailings pond threatens the health and livelihood of people already impacted by a 2014 spill.

House passes bill banning future Grand Canyon uranium mining

The bill would block mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Asarco strike creates division, uncertainty and unity

Mine workers are striking for better pay and benefits.

Arizona miners strike against Asarco

Strikers are calling for better pay and benefits.

Archive Tucson: Life in a 1930s mining camp

Today, Ruby is a ghost town, but Tallia Cahoon remembers community, pastimes and the occasional knife fight.

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