Forest Still Accepting Public Comments for Resolution Copper Mining Project

PHOENIX, June 20, 2016 — For Immediate Release.
The Tonto National Forest Supervisor’s decision to extend the public scoping period for the Resolution Copper Mining project and land exchange gives the public additional time to submit comments.

The public now has until July 18, 2016, to submit comments in one of the following ways:

Email written comments to:

Send comments through the website:

Leave a voicemail or send a fax to 1-866-546-5718

Mail a comment to:

Resolution EIS Comments
PO Box 34468
Phoenix, AZ  85067-4468

The Tonto National Forest will use the public comments to help identify significant issues for analysis and potential project alternatives as the Forest begins preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider and disclose the environmental effects from:

  • Approval of the proposed plan of operations for mining activities on National Forest land.
  • The exchange of land between Resolution Copper and the United States.

Resolution Copper has submitted a proposal to develop and operate an underground copper mine near Superior, Arizona. More information is available online at:


Snapshots Updated

The Forest Service is considering five reasonable action alternatives for a Tailings Storage Facility. To view Snapshot summaries and accompanying maps, click here.

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EIS Status

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EIS Status graphic updated March 2018

Forest Points of Contact

Media & General Info
John Scaggs

Project Manager
Resolution Copper
Mary Rasmussen

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