Open-pit mine proposal draws controversy

The Federal Bureau of Land Management is considering construction of an open-pit mine near Skull Valley, Arizona, project opponents believe would bring economic growth at the cost environmental sacrifice.

The 40-year mining plan would bring jobs, create industry and revitalize the community, supporters of the mine argue. Opponents, like the Center for Biological Diversity’s southwest advocate Joe Trudeau, say they are more concerned with the safety and environmental issues the mine would bring. According to Trudeau, the benefit does not outweigh the risk.

“How much more of our public lands are we going to sacrifice for the profit of a few?” Trudeau asked. “That’s really the question here.”

Sponsor message:

In this segment:

Tom Pleitgen: Resident, Skull Valley Area
Joe Trudeau: Southwest Advocate, Center for Biological Diversity

Sponsor message:

Philly D.A. : Episode Six

A councilmember bridges constituents plagued by the opioid crisis with the unorthodox D.A.

Inside The Met: The Birthday Surprise

The first episode of Inside The Met goes behind closed doors to reveal how the museum functions, venturing above and below the public galleries for a close-up look at the work of curators, conservators and executives.

'Atlantic Crossing' on Masterpiece

Atlantic Crossing

A princess steals the president's heart in this drama based on the relationship of Franklin Roosevelt and Norwegian Crown Princess Martha.