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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.

You turned out for ADEQ APP meetings on February 20th and March 5!

Thank you to everyone who attended the latest ADEQ meetings on February 20 and March 5, submitted comments, rallied your neighbors, and spoke up in defense of our region’s precious water resources.

APP comments now close April 10

ADEQ has extended the comment period for the Copper World APP to April 10.

SSSR sues Arizona State Land Department

SSSR made news by filing a lawsuit on January 19 contesting the Arizona State Land Department’s approval of a right of way across the Santa Rita Experimental Range.

Great letter to editor by Dennis Winsten, cartoon by Max McConkey

Recent letter to the editor of the AZ Daily Star by Dennis Winsten, former mining engineer. Also, cartoon by Max McConkey

$313 million water subsidy for Hudbay makes no sense

Rob Peters, SSSR's executive director, refutes Hud Bay's Vice President Del Rio's assertion that Copper World is essential for US energy security.

San Carlos Apache opinion: Why is Arizona giving away groundwater to mining in a water crisis?

Terry Rambler, Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, points out that backroom deals would give Resolution Copper Mine companies more than $400 million worth of free groundwater.

April 7, 2024

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