LEGISLATIVE UPDATES

Updates & Information Regarding The Tonto National Forest Resolution Copper Project
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04/13/2021 | Legislative Hearing | Natural Resources Committee, The Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States (SCIP) will host a virtual, fully remote legislative hearing on the following tribal-related legislation: H.R. 1884 (Rep. Raúl Grijalva), To repeal section 3003 of the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, and for other purposes. MORE INFORMATION: https://naturalresources.house.gov/hearings/legislative-hearing-on-save-oak-flat-act. WATCH HEARING LIVE:  Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Watch Live: https://bit.ly/31X4pdr (Facebook) or https://youtu.be/07lQnARcxZU (YouTube)
03/15/2021 | News Release  House Bill Introduced to Save Sacred Oak Flat, in Arizona, From Massive Copper Mine | Center for Biological Diversity
 
03/01/2021 | US Forest Service Rescinds Resolution Copper Final Impact Statement | Arizona Mining Oversight, Oak Flat Mining | See Forest Service Statement
 
01/15/2021 | Tonto National Forest releases final Environmental Impact Statement, draft decision for Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange  The public may access the FEIS and draft ROD along with related documents on the project website at https://www.resolutionmineeis.us/
 
 
 
12/15/2020 | Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Blasts Forest Service on Rushed Resolution Copper Process | The President’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), the Federal Government overseers of agency compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), sent a letter to Acting Tonto National Forest Supervisor, Tom Torres, critiquing the Tonto National Forest’s (Tonto or TNF) failure to comply with United States cultural preservation laws. The letter was prompted by a request from the San Carlos Apache Tribe that the Council look into the review process Tonto has used for the proposed Resolution Copper project. The ACHP rebuke also reflected analyses provided in letters from the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition, Archaeology Southwest, and Tom Wright.
 

Read the Advisory Council’s letter to the Tonto National Forest
Read the ACHP’s letter to the San Carlos Apache Tribe about their request for the Council to review the Resolution Copper Situation
The ACHP has issued a statement regarding the Resolution Copper Project and Southeast Arizona Land Exchange. 


 

March 12, 2020 HEARING TO REPEAL THE OAK FLAT LAND EXCHANGE Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States

2021 RESOLUTION COPPER PROJECT FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (FEIS)

03/01/2021 | US Forest Service Rescinds Resolution Copper Final Impact Statement | Arizona Mining Oversight, Oak Flat Mining | See Forest Service Statement
 
01/15/2021 | FEIS RELEASED Tonto National Forest releases final Environmental Impact Statement, draft decision for Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange. The public may access the FEIS and draft ROD along with related documents on the project website at https://www.resolutionmineeis.us/. A Notice of Availability was released alongside the final EIS and draft ROD in the Federal Register and begins a 45-day objection period for people who had previously submitted specific comments regarding the proposed project in accordance with regulations at 36 CFR 218.5(a). The Southwestern Regional Forester is overseeing the objection process.

2019 RESOLUTION COPPER PROJECT DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS) - Phase completed

08/09/2019DRAFT EIS RELEASED - The DEIS for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.
See 
Public Hearing Comments Transcripts from the public scoping period on the Draft EIS.
10/09/2020 | Apache Stronghold Comments on the Resolution Copper Project Draft EIS
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