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February 25, 2015 www.copperarea.com Superior Sun l5 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Local citizen pays it forward and helps a stranded visitor On Feb z8, we started the day by going to Los Hermanos for a delicious lunch then for a great visit to Boyce Thompson Arboretum. What a beautiful garden! Then we wanted to drive to see the copper mines...as we drove in the mountains, our car overheated and we stopped again and again. Finally we pulled off at the place where the school buses come. Two of us from Wisconsin and two from Missouri... We did not know what to do. We could not get a tow truck because of a big accident at a near town. Then a white truck drove up and a man named Michael asked if he could help. He said that the day before he had an accident and some people drove him home and he wanted to "pay it forward" and help us. He got water from his truck and poured water in a place under the hood. He told us to turn on the heater. He helped us for the longest time. He even told us he would drive us the 47 miles to where we were staying. A young woman who knew about cars also helped us, but we didn't learn her name. With Michael's help we got the car going and he followed us and even got more water for us from his store...and told us to call him and let him know we arrived sifely. His name was Michael and he owns the Save Money Market in Superior. We are so grateful for his help and that he was our "Good Samaritan" Thank You Michael! /s/Leu and Wes McAnally. With friends Dawn and Kim Tribal member speaks out against land exchange My name is Tina Mull. I am the granddaughter of Marvin Mull, Sr., our former Tribal Chairman and my father is Marvin Mull, Jr., our former Vice Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. As a youth, I remember my late grandfather who always talked to us about standing up for our Apache People and protecting what belongs to us Apaches. That includes our water, our land, our natural resources and our identity as being Apaches. This is why I am speaking out against what is happening to us as Apaches and many of you don't know the real story. The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange Bill that was passed last December, 2o14, sabotages one of the most important and basic environmental and cultural protection laws in the U.S., whieh is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPAl. Under NEPA law, the public would have been able to comment and obtain information from the USFS about the significant environmental, cultural and human right impacts and harms caused by this mine. Exempting the mine's structure and plan of operation from NEPA is like taking away the Magna Carta or being exempt from the U.S. Constitution or taking away the Bill of Rights. The USFS should be required by federal law to describe all of the potential impacts and harms of this mine to the land, water and air pollution and human and cultural and historical harms in the so-called Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Where is the review of what efforts the mining company will have to make to proteet the priceless cultural, historical, Native American, riparian, recreational and environmental values at stake here? BHP and Rio Tinto, who are foreign mining companies have horrendous environmental and human rights records at their third world mine sites, but, also at their U.S. and other non-third world mining properties. Oak Flat was protected by President Dwight Eisenhower, and, later, reaffirmed by President Richard Nixon. And, along came Senator John McCain, who ran for the U.S. Presidency and lost the election! In return, he helps these two foreign mining companies, who associate with Iran and Iraq, to buiId a mine on U.S. soil on land holy and sacred to our Apaches! Now, who will monitor the mine when they dewater and destroy the critical groundwater aquifer vital to maintaining plant and animal life of the priceless Ga'an Canyon riparian Continued on page 10 toward furthering youreducatio n through :opper Scholarship Program. available at your school's main office and on-our website. www.resolutioncopper.com/sustainable- development/community Applications are due to ResolutionCopper by March 31, 2015. Resolution Copper Mining For more information, visit resolutioncopper.com/ sustainable -development/community Please join us on Facebook, Twitter or Linkedln. 100% Accuracy. Biggest Refunds. Guaranteed. @ Ask how you can get paid with the Refer-A-Friend program. 520.705.7745 :332 Alden Rd., Kearny Next to Cosmic Coffee JACKSOH .... TAX SErViCE Working Hard For The Hardest Working Ierms and conditions apply to all ofters. Ask a Tax Pro or see jacksonhewittxom for details. Valid at patidpatin9 locations.