New video clearly shows danger of hardrock mining to Otero Mesa

Check out this short new video by Ecoflight. It was taken during a recent flight over New Mexico's Otero Mesa--where exploratory mining for rare earth minerals has just begun--and Sierra Blanca in Texas, where rare earth mining is well underway and the damage to the land is clearly evident.

The video includes interviews with SWEC's Field Organizer Jason Burke, and SWEC members Jeff Berg and David Soules.

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