This follow-up film tells the story of a weary community in the Drippings Springs Valley, which would be displaced by mine waste if the Resolution Copper Mine in Arizona is approved. This is in addition to the destruction the mine will cause at Oak Flat, a sacred indigenous site and unique outdoor area covered by ancient oak trees.
The film also looks at the water and air pollution caused by similar waste storage dams at the nearby Pinto Valley Mine in Arizona and takes you to an endangered archeological site where generations of Native Americans lived. Be sure to watch the original film for more background info on Oak Flat.
Now is a critical time for the Oak Flat struggle as we are in a 60 day land-swap period under which the land at Oak Flat will be given to Resolution Copper unless legal challenges, a new law or actions by the new administration prevent the swap. You can take action here.
MINE PLAN OF OPERATIONS AND THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
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ABOUT THE FILM:
The Fight for Oak Flat is a documentary series filmed, directed and edited by Craig Johnson, a filmmaker based in Phoenix, Arizona. Drone Footage was captured by Duke Romero and Nick Deo. Still photos by Steve Pavey. Audio mastered by Kevrie Howard. Narrated by Don Steuter and Duke Romero. The films received support from the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter. All filmmaking decisions were made solely by Craig Johnson. You can see more of his work at www.craigrj.com.
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