Mining in the Patagonia Mountains
Our overflight examined both proposed and active mining projects, including the open-pit San Manuel Mine, the operational Gunnison Copper Project and the Johnson Camp copper mine, which the Canadian-based operator, Excelsior, hopes to reopen. These developments, along with hundreds of old mining sites in the region, pose massive risks to the region, which is a global biodiversity hotspot, threatening wildlife, aquifer water quality, and public lands.
EcoFlight's partners are working to ensure mining is done responsibly to protect communities and the environment in Arizona.
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