Wednesday, November 28, 2007

C is for Capitalism

I just heard that Phelps Dodge, the land-plundering copper company responsible for such scenic wonders as Morenci and Bisbee, is going to turn Safford, Arizona into one of "the most environmentally-advanced copper mines in the world." (Isn't that an oxymoron? Or maybe they mean something different when they say "advanced?")

Look, we all need Copper, Cows, Cotton, Climate and Citrus, and since Safford doesn't start with a "C" like all of Arizona's other crown jewels, it'll just have to go. Can't say I'll miss the old town of Safford exactly (or at all), but the Gila River is bound to suffer some from the environmental advancements. That is, whatever parts of the river haven't already been destroyed by cows, cotton, citrus, and climate change.

- Lozen

3 comments:

be said...

i lived in bisbee for a time and from what i hear PD are moving around like busy bees. not good

any word?

Anonymous said...

PD is always threatening to start production in Bisbee - but it would mean re-routing the highway and relocating tourist traffic to the other side of the mountains. Mind you, if the price of copper goes high enough, this corporation will do anything, so it's surely a possibility.

Anonymous said...

"That is, whatever parts of the river haven't already been destroyed by cows, cotton, citrus, and climate change."

So, I guess you've sworn off beef (including anything made of leather), cotton clothes, oranges, and you've stopped driving your car?