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Per the U.S. Forest Service’s (“USFS”) May 13, 2014 Interested Party public scoping notice letter, this letter (and attachments) contain comments on the proposed Resolution Baseline Hydrological & Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities (the “Project”) and the request by Resolution Copper (and its parents or affiliates such as Rio Tinto)(“Resolution”) for approval of a Plan of Operations (“PoO”) for the Project.

These comments are submitted on behalf of Arizona Mining Reform Coalition (“AMRC”), the San Carlos Apache Tribe, the Access Fund, Center for Biological Diversity, Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Coalition, Concerned Climbers of Arizona, Earthworks, Environment Arizona, Maricopa Audubon Society, Native Youth Unite, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, the Sierra Club – Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter and the Spirit of the Mountain Runners, Tucson Audubon Society, John Krieg, and Roger Featherstone, and supplement and incorporate any prior or related comments from these organizations and/or individual members of these organizations regarding this Project or the related mining proposals submitted by Resolution. Any or all of these organizations and individuals may also submit additional comments apart from these comments that are also incorporated into these comments. We also incorporate by reference and in total, comments titled Scoping Comments of The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. on Resolution Baseline Hydrological & Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities submitted by the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona.

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