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:


Video & Materials

A video presentation – the same information introduced at each public meeting – as well as meeting materials (posters and newsletter) are available for public review.

Video - Draft EIS

Public Meeting Materials

Draft EIS Released

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange is now available for review under the 'EIS Info' tab.

Draft EIS

Comment on DEIS

Optional ways to comment on the Draft EIS are located under the 'EIS Info' and the 'Public Involvement' tabs.


Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

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