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Save the Scenic Santa Ritas

Since 1996 we have been fighting to protect the Santa Rita Mountains from the devastating effects of industrial, open-pit mining. We are 3,000 citizens united to defend the wild mountains we love.


Latest news

SSSR Hosting a Townhall Meeting on July 20

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Join us in person and get the latest updates on mining plans Hudbay has proposed in the Santa Rita Mountains and what YOU can do to stop the destruction!

NEW Economic Report refutes Hudbay's economic claims

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We just released an economic report, authored by Power Consulting, that analyzes the impact of the Copper World project on the local economy. Read the full report here.

See Rob’s presentation for the latest info on Copper World

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In case you missed it, SSSR Executive Director, Rob Peters gave presentation on the latest updates on the proposed Copper World mine. Check out the full recording.

Our lawsuit with the State of Arizona went to court

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Oral arguments were heard on Thursday, June 13, 2024 and we are anticipating news from the judge any day.

Stories from the Guardian of the Santa Ritas: John Wakefield

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Our storytelling series featuring the Guardians of the Santa Ritas continues with a feature of John Wakefield, a geologist turned activist.

URGENT ACTION | Mining Regulatory Clarity Act

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A disastrous bill is being voted on by US Congress. We need all our members to contact their representatives to tell them to vote “no” on the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act. For a simple way to send your email, click here to find a fast action form provided by Earthjustice.

Our comments in response to Hudbay’s Aquifer Protection Permit to ADEQ are submitted!

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We are excited to finally be able to share our comments with you, which we hope will help you make informed comments in response to Hudbay’s Aquifer Protection Permit to ADEQ, due by April 10, 2024.

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stop Hudbay

The Santa Ritas belong to all of us,
not to a Canadian mining company. 

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