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

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.

URGENT ACTION | Mining Regulatory Clarity Act

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.

ADEQ Stakeholder Meeting & Call for Comments | Aquifer Water Quality Standards Rulemaking

ADEQ is seeking stakeholder input from across the state for the Aquifer Water Quality Standards Rulemaking. ADEQ is hosting a Virtual Stakeholder Meeting on Apr 29, and comments due May 20.

The CDT Preservation Alliance is hosting a Zoom presentation by SSSR’s executive director Rob Peters on April 30

Rob will talk about how the proposed Copper World project in the Santa Rita Mountains threatens the water supply, air quality, and human health and could harm the Tucson economy and property values in communities near the mine.

Patagonia Area Resource Alliance is hosting a free community event on May 4

Come celebrate our region's rich biodiversity and thriving nature based restorative economy with us. This free community celebration will feature booths, a parade and many interactive activities for the entire family.

Check out the Flin Flon Flim Flam documentary about Hudbay's mining operations in Peru

The 2016 film, by Arizona-based investigative reporter John Dougherty, exposes Hudbay's history of environmental disasters, including lead poisoning of children in Flin Flon, Manitoba

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

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.

Listen to Friday’s hearing (March 22) on our lawsuit against the Arizona State Land Department

Our lawsuit was filed because we believe that the land department improperly approved a Right of Way (ROW) along part of the state’s Santa Rita Experimental Range for Hudbay’s proposed Copper World mining project in the Santa Rita Mountains.

Pima County files their comments on ADEQ’s draft Copper World Aquifer Protection Permit

Pima County just filed their very comprehensive technical comments on ADEQ. Read for points you might put in your own comments.

The University of Arizona is advancing Copper World by quietly approving utility corridors across world-class research site

The latest issue of Rosemont Mine Truth (RMT) dives into how the University of Arizona is going along with the Arizona State Land Department’s plans to give right of ways to Hudbay across the university’s Santa Rita Experimental Range.

50 of us hiked the Santa Ritas Mountains on March 16, 2024

Last Saturday, March 16, 50 activists joined in a hike organized by the Sierra Club to visit the Copper World mine site on the east side of the Santa Ritas.

Come hike with us Saturday, March 16

Come on a guided tour of the beautiful Santa Rita Mountains to understand the treasure that Copper World would destroy. SIGN UP CLOSED because all places filled as of 3/13.

May 7, 2024

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