Mining in the Santa Ritas

The Coalition has long opposed mining in the Santa Rita Mountains, including previous opposition to the Rosemont Mine and current opposition to the Copper World mining facilities.

For more detailed information on the fight against mining in the Santa Ritas, head to the website of our member group Save the Scenic Santa Ritas

Thank you for your support of the Sonoran Desert and this important fight against mining in the Santa Rita Mountains that would irreparably and forever impact our scarce desert waterways and riparian habitat. 


Controversy continues to surround proposed copper mine in Santa Ritas” – KOLD13 (March 5, 2024)

Crowd grills Arizona officials about permit for Copper World near Tucson” – AZ Daily Star (February 25, 2024)

Southeast residents get heated at Copper World mine hearing” – KGUN9 (February 22, 2024)

Federal judge again rules against Rosemont Mine” – AZ Daily Star (February 11, 2020)

Judge overturns agency’s OK for new copper mine in Arizona” – AZ Daily Star (February 10, 2020)

U.S. government will appeal judge’s ruling against Rosemont Mine” – AZ Daily Star (December 30, 2019)

Rosemont takes mine ruling to appeals court” – AZ Daily Star (December 21, 2019)

Rosemont Mine construction likely delayed until 2023, company says” – AZ Daily Star (November 13, 2019)

Judge won’t reconsider his ruling stopping the Rosemont Mine” – AZ Daily Star (October 31, 2019)

Is the Free Ride Over for America’s Mines?” – The Progressive (October 29, 2019)

Army Corps suspends Rosemont Clean Water Act permit” – AZ Daily Star (August 27, 2019)

Grijalva steps up Rosemont probe following ex-forest supervisor’s revelations” – AZ Daily Star (August 24, 2019)

Rosemont Mine delays will cost jobs but regional economic impacts aren’t clear” – AZ Daily Star (August 12, 2019)

‘Shocking,’ ‘blockbuster’ Rosemont Mine ruling has national implications, experts say” – AZ Daily Star (August 10, 2019)

Hudbay CEO looking at other Rosemont options besides appealing” – AZ Daily Star (August 9, 2019)

Hudbay Minerals will appeal federal court ruling stopping Rosemont Mine” – AZ Daily Star (August 2, 2019)

Federal judge bars Rosemont Mine construction” – AZ Daily Star (August 1, 2019)

Hudbay prepares sale of Arizona copper mine stake” – Bloomberg (May 21, 2019)

Rosemont Mine opponents seek injunction to stop construction” – AZ Daily Star (May 17, 2019)

Court order sought to stop Rosemont Mine construction in Arizona” – Press release from Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, and Arizona Mining Reform Coalition (May 16, 2019)

The legal battle over the Rosemont Mine” – Bill Buckmaster Show featured CSDP Advisory Committee member Randy Serraglio (March 19, 2019)

Gayle Hartmann: Rosemont mine would spell disaster for Southern Arizona” – Op-Ed in the AZ Daily Star (March 27, 2019)

Rosemont Mine opponents sue Army Corps over permit” – AZ Daily Star (March 27, 2019)

Lawsuit against Rosemont Mine cites EPA claims of wildlife harm, which company disputes” – AZ Daily Star (March 31, 2019)

Three tribes sue to block Rosemont Mine permit” – AZ Daily Star (April 11, 2019)

Trump administration rubber stamps Arizona copper mine” – High Country News (April 12, 2019)

Nature Conservancy, Hudbay square off over mine’s impact on Sonoita Creek” – AZ Daily Star (April 15, 2019)

Kimi Eisele: We must stand for the other species: No to Rosemont Mine” – Op-Ed in the AZ Daily Star (April 16, 2019)

In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up” – National Geographic (April 25, 2019)

Pima County Board of Supervisors backs resolution opposing Rosemont Mine” – AZ Daily Star (April 27, 2019)

Text of resolution passed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on April 27, 2019 opposing the Rosemont Mine

Memorandum from County Administrator C.H. Huckelberry regarding the April 27, 2019 Board of Supervisors resolution opposing the Rosemont Mine

The third largest copper mine in America is Arizona’s next big fight” – AZ Republic (May 5, 2019)