For Immediate Release
Jayson O’Neill (406) 200-8582
Trump Approves Sacred Land Swap for Foreign-Owned Mining Corporation—Silences Indigenous Voices
WASHINGTON - Today, the lame-duck Trump administration approved a controversial public land swap for foreign mining corporation Rio Tinto Ltd., paving the way for the corporation to move forward with its plan to develop a destructive copper mine under scared Native America lands that will create a nearly two-mile-wide crater as the mine caves in on itself.
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