Oak Flat Environmental Review Put on Ice
On March 1, the US Forest Service did what numerous groups asked them to do: withdraw the incredibly flawed Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) which would have allowed the Resolution Copper Mine to proceed under a land exchange. The exchange… More »
Remembering Roy Chavez, Retired Miner and Mining Activist
This blog was co-written by Roger Featherstone (Arizona Mining Reform Coalition), Pete Dronkers, and Jennifer Krill. Roy Chavez was a man of many hats. Living in Superior, Arizona, at the site of the proposed Resolution Copper Mine, he was a… More »
Rosemont Mine Decision Puts 1872 Mining Law Reform in the Spotlight
On July 31, 2019, just one day before work on the Rosemont Mine was to commence near Tucson, Arizona, United States District Judge James A. Soto issued his ruling in the Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and… More »
Forest Service begins Oak Flat environmental review
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.