August 2021 update: Hudbay is actively engaged in a drilling program on the west side of the Santa Rita Mountains. It includes building roads, bulldozing drilling pads, drilling many holes and generally making a mess. They are saying that they plan to create more than one open pit on the west side in an area they are calling Copper World.
You can take action today by letting your local elected officials know that you are concerned about Rosemont’s potential destruction of our Santa Rita Mountain. Complete the form here to send a letter to local elected officials.
You might also consider sending a letter to local newspapers and to your elected officials about why you oppose the proposed Rosemont mine! You can use this resource to look up contact information for your elected official: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.
Key Points to Consider
Be sure to write the letter in your own words. Below are points to consider:
• Hudbay/Rosemont Mine will have unacceptable impacts on the environment, property values, water quality and quantity in Southern Arizona.
• Arizona Game and Fish is opposed: “No matter what the federal government and Augusta Resources do to compensate for the copper mine’s effects, the project would bring significant damage to wildlife, habitat and wildlife recreation.”
• The economic benefits of outdoor recreation, tourism, hunting and wildlife viewing far outweigh the economic benefits of mining.
• Mining historically has short-term economic “boom and bust” cycles. Yet the environmental damage is permanent.
• The 1872 Federal Mining Act is woefully inadequate in terms of modern realities, and we support comprehensive reform.
Important Contacts – Elected Officials
Sen. Mark Kelly
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema
To find your Representative:
Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
Washington, DC Office
309 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2542
1636 North Swan Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-03)
738 N 5th Ave. Suite 110
Tucson, AZ 85705
ph (520) 622-6788
fax (520) 622-0198
Committee on Natural Resources
U.S. House of Representatives
1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2761
Fax: (202) 225-5929
Energy and Natural Resources Committee
Office U.S. Senate
304 Dirksen Senate Building Washington, DC 20510
Fax: (202) 224-6163
Pima County Board of Supervisors
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
USDA / Forest Service Contacts
EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) Website for the Rosemont Copper Project
Coronado National Forest
U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250
Chief, U.S. Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
Michiko Martin, Regional Forester
U.S. Forest Service, Southwest Region
333 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Coronado National Forest Supervisor’s Office
Kerwin Dewberry, Forest Supervisor
300 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701
CNF contact info
Arizona Daily Star
Green Valley News
Jonathan Clark, Managing Editor