David Butler

David Butler 4 years ago on Forest Service not looking out for Arizona’s interests


Thanks for your editorial. The Resolution Copper proposed mine near Superior is not up to the USFS to decide upon. The bill submitted by Paul Gosar (R-AZ) that would trade Oak Flat (where the copper is buried) for privately owned lands around Arizona is up to Congress to decide upon.

I've noticed there is quite a bit of misinformation out there about this issue. Did you know, for example, that President Eisenhower protected this beautiful area in 1955 to ward off future attempts at mining? Or that the mine would benefit overseas companies much more than local Arizonans?

My group has just released a short video about Resolution Copper and the Oak Flat area: