InvestigativeMEDIA is pleased to announce the Washington, D.C. premiere of “Cyanide Beach” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., April 25 at the award-winning E Street Cinema. Admission is free.
“The Washington screening of “Cyanide Beach” is a major milestone in our nationwide effort to inform the public and key policy makers of how a speculative Canadian mining company with a history of deception is exploiting outdated U.S. mining laws in its effort to build a massive open-pit copper mine on public lands in Southern Arizona,” says InvestigativeMEDIA Editor and Filmmaker John Dougherty.
Rep. Raul Grijalva, (D-AZ), Earthworks Executive Director Jennifer Krill and Earthworks Policy Director Lauren Pagel will attend the screening and answer questions about efforts to reform the General Mining Act of 1872.
InvestigativeMEDIA’s 24-minute video reveals the unethical business tactics of Augusta Resource Corporation’s top executives when they owned and operated a gold mine in Sardinia, Italy between 2003 and 2007.
Augusta Resource owns the Rosemont Copper Company, which is seeking government permits to build a mile-wide, half-mile deep copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson.
Earthworks has dubbed the Rosemont mine project as the “poster child” for reforming the antiquated mining law.
The Washington Post selected the E Street Cinema as Washington’s Best Movie Theater in 2011 and 2012.