Group Letter to the Bureau of Land Management regarding oil and gas leasing in Arizona

July 3, 2018

Comments re: Gunnison Copper Project Class III Draft Underground Injection Control Permit

January 4, 2018 • Earthworks

Forest Service begins Oak Flat environmental review

May 6, 2016 • Pete Dronkers

The passage of the Oak Flat Land Exchange -- that terrible piece of legislation buried within the depths of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act -- was the last major piece of news regarding the proposed Resolution Copper Mine near Superior, Arizona.  This is the mine that would destroy the publicly owned Oak Flat -- the area sacred to the San Carlos Apache Tribe, and the place used for decades by rock climbers, campers and hikers.  

Scoping Comments for the Resolution Copper Mine DEIS

March 29, 2016 • Earthworks

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Save Oak Flat Brochure

October 30, 2015 • Earthworks

Oak Flat Map

October 30, 2015 • Earthworks

Comments on Chi’chil Bildagoteel Historic District National Register Nomination

June 29, 2015 • Earthworks, et al

Oak Flat/Apache Leap

A subsidiary of Rio Tinto and BHPBilliton (the two biggest metal mining companies in the world, by annual revenue and market capitalization) is proposing to mine copper ore deep underneath Oak Flat, near the town of Superior, an hour east of Phoenix.  The copper deposit lies partially underneath the Oak Flat Campground, a unique and sacred place that was protected in the 1950’s from mining.  Because Congress originally protected the area, it required an act of Congress to overturn this protection and hand over the land title to a private mining company.