Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Meeting reminder from SSSR:
Dear Friends of SSSR,
– the Mountain Empire Action Alliance, a member of the SSSR Coalition, invites you to attend an eye-opening talk you will not want to miss – a presentation by economist Dr. Thomas Power on the economic threats of the proposed Rosemont Mine.
Make sure to attend one of Dr. Power's two presentations next week!
Wednesday, June 30th, at 7:00 p.m.
Pioneer Hall, Sonoita Fairgrounds, 3142 S. Hwy. 83, Sonoita
Thursday, July 1st, at 10:30 a.m.
Tucson, The Viscount Hotel, 4855 E. Broadway, Salon B
Please RSVP to the Mountain Empire Action Alliance at (520) 261-7422 or email RSVP@MountainEmpireAction.com (please specify which day/presentation you plan to attend)
The Mountain Empire Action Alliance recently commissioned economist Dr. Thomas Power to conduct an independent, objective study of the economic impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine. Thanks to overwhelming financial support from the community, the Mountain Empire Action Alliance is proud to bring Dr. Power to the Tucson area to present his findings.
AUGUSTA RESOURCE CORPORATION AND ROSEMONT COPPER COMPANY ARE NOT TELLING THE PUBLIC THE WHOLE ECONOMIC TRUTH ABOUT THE OPEN PIT COPPER MINE THEY PROPOSE TO CONSTRUCT IN THE SANTA RITA MOUNTAINS OF THE CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST, TEN MILES FROM SONOITA.
A note about Dr. Power:
Dr. Thomas Power, Research Professor and Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics, University of Montana, will address the very real threats that the proposed Rosemont Mine would pose to our local businesses, regional economy, and quality of life. Dr. Power is a nationally recognized expert on the economic impacts of industrial exploitation of natural resources on surrounding communities, and is the author of "LOST LANDSCAPES AND FAILED ECONOMIES: THE SEARCH FOR A VALUE OF PLACE."
In his book, Dr. Power makes a persuasive case that preservation of the natural landscape can be more valuable to the local community's long-term economic development and health than the short-lived value of extracting and processing local natural resources.
For almost 40 years, Dr. Power has been applying the analytical tools of Natural Resource Economics and Regional Economics to public policy issues, focusing on how extractive industries such as mining are intertwined with and adversely impacting environmental factors central to local economic vitality and well being. During his career, Dr. Power has assisted over 50 local and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and Tribal governments.
We hope you are able to attend, and we encourage you to share this invitation with your friends and neighbors!