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Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe set up a camp near the entrance of Oak Flat campground near Superior, Arizona showing they oppose a proposed copper mine. Photo/Bri Cossavella, Cronkite News

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Fighting over Oak Flat
San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive from Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy. Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe revere the federally owned land as sacred.

By Bri Cossavella, Cronkite News January 10, 2017