Fighting to protect the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains from the devastating impacts of mining.
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In this video Dr. Hart describes how copper mines fail to prevent toxins concentrated in tailing piles and ponds from polluting our air and water. WATCH NOW video by John Grahame
Dr. Stanley Hart describes the impact of copper mining on underground aquifers, both how much groundwater is used and where it ends up. WATCH NOW video by John Grahame
Dr. Stanley R. Hart, Scientist Emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, talks with a group from Save the Scenic Santa Ritas about the factors that are causing HudBay Corporation to pursue development of a large open pit mine (“Copper World”) in the Santa Rita Mountains near Sahuarita in southern Arizona. WATCH NOW video by John Grahame
Dr. Stanley R. Hart talks with a group from Save the Scenic Santa Ritas about the geology of this Sky Island mountain range near Sahuarita in southern Arizona. Dr. Hart is Scientist Emeritus at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. WATCH NOW video by John Grahame
Watch the April video update about Lake Mead, new water restrictions in Las Vegas, and news from Lake Powell.
Another shocking sight of the incredible destruction happening on our beautiful Santa Ritas.WATCH VIDEO NOW
In Nov 2022 Russ captured recent bulldozing in the Santa Rita Mountains. His video starts over the Rosemont mine project on the east side and then swings over the Copper World project on the west side. WATCH VIDEO NOW
Check out Pima County’s updated map of the proposed mine site. Click on any spot on the map for ownership/status information. Mapping details are based on Hudbay’s PEA dated May 1.
Please ask Commissioner Arizona State Land Department Ms. Robyn Sahid to deny request by Rosemont Copper Company for the department to sell at auction two noncontiguous parcels of State Trust land totaling 200 acres.
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Elaine Wolter says
Major kudos to you and the whole team! I am hoping this will also put the brakes on the Copper World site on the west side.I am going to send you the information I found about disclosure laws in AZ.
Rick Johnson says
Thanks to everyone for their support, dedication and perseverance in stopping the abomination that is the proposed Rosemont mine. We must now redouble our efforts to stop the Copperworld project, which is just as bad. We need to work towards a permanent ban on open-pit mining in the Santa Ritas.