Oak Flat Environmental Review Put on Ice

March 25, 2021 • Pete Dronkers
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 »
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Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the Save Oak Flat Act!

Oak Flat, an area of Arizona sacred to the San Carlos Apache, is a piece of public land slated to be handed over to a mining company. Congressional leaders have now introduced the Save Oak Flat Act, and we need your help to be sure it passes.
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Comments on San Francisco Peaks/Mount Elden Mineral Withdrawal

September 18, 2020

Remembering Roy Chavez, Retired Miner and Mining Activist

September 18, 2020 • EARTHWORKS
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 »

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Rosemont Mine Decision Puts 1872 Mining Law Reform in the Spotlight

November 26, 2019 • Megan Knight
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 »

Arizona Mining Reform Coalition et. al. Comments on Resolution Copper DEIS

November 8, 2019

Public Comment on Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange DEIS

November 7, 2019
Media Releases

Approval of Rosemont mine highlights need for federal mining law reform

March 8, 2019
Background: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it would soon permit the Rosemont copper mine southeast of Tucson, Arizona. Partially sited on federally managed public lands in the scenic Santa Rita Mountains in the Sonoran Desert’s sky island ecosystem, federal… More »

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

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