Arizona Mining Reform Coalition

Working to ensure mining is done responsibly to protect communities and the environment in Arizona.


The Arizona Mining Reform Coalition is comprised of Arizona groups and individuals that work to ensure that responsible mining contributes to healthy communities, a healthy environment, and, when all costs are factored in, is a net benefit to Arizona. The Arizona Mining Reform Coalition expects the mining industry to clean up after itself, comply fully with the spirit of safeguards in place to protect Arizona, and to interact in a transparent and open manner with Arizona citizens.

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Water, water, everywhere at Oak Flat

After a very dry summer, it's thrilling to see water flow like this at Oak Flat.  This is a clip of a waterfall in lower Hackberry Canyon. This canyon drains into Ga'an Canyon.  This is a very popular rock climbing location.Here is a series of images taken at Oak Flat...

Attend a Mid-Holiday Event at Oak Flat, December 14, 2019

The Concerned Citizens & Retired Miners Coalition will be hosting an informational/social gathering at Oak Flat Campground, Saturday, December 14, from 2:00 - ? PM. The event will provide an opportunity to review and share current info, plan for the upcoming year...

Coalition Files Massive Comments on Oak Flat DEIS

On November 7, 2019 the Arizona Mining Reform Coaliiton and 17 addtional orgainzations filed 6,436 pages of comments (including attachments) in repsonse to a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) written by the Tonto National Forest on Resolution Copper's...


The deadline for this action has expired. The Coronado National Forest is currently accepting comments on the Sunnyside Exploratory Drilling Project in the Patagonia Mountains A Canadian junior mining company is attempting to develop another mining project in the...

Comment now to protect Oak Flat

The Tonto National Forest has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) examining Rio Tinto’s Resolution Copper mine proposal and is asking for your comments. The deadline for comments is November 7, 2019.  Please go to our alert to learn more and to edit...

Volunteer Activities

We need your help during the public comment period for the Forest Service's Resolution Copper DEIS. Fill out the following form and we will be in touch to help you help us! [ninja_form id=3]  

New Reports released showing problems with Resolution Copper mine proposal and DEIS

New Reports reveal serious problems with Proposed Resolution Copper mine proposal and US Forest Service DEIS The Arizona Mining Reform Coalition has released three new reports showing that Resolution Copper’s proposal to mine copper and the US Forest Service’s Draft...

Attend public meetings to learn more and comment on Resolution Copper DEIS

The US Forest Service will host 6 public meetings starting September 10 in Superior, AZ, on Rio Tinto's proposal to destroy Oak Flat and thousands of additional acres of public land.  The Forest Service has added (as of September 20) another meeting in Tempe, AZ on...

The Arizona Mining Reform Coalition was founded in 2006 to protect Arizona’s communities and the environment.  As a coordinating coalition, we work to make sure our member groups are aware of mining impacts and threats and are empowered to act to protect to their communities and constituencies.

Our goals are threefold:

  • To inform our members and the public about mining issues that impact Arizona’s communities and the environment and to empower them to act.
  • Work to strengthen and improve Arizona’s mining rules and regulations.
  • Work to strengthen and improve federal mining rules and regulations.

We currently have 17 member organizations representing hundreds of thousands of folks across the country and thousands of individual members. Our member organizations range from small local groups like the Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Coalition to large national organizations like the Sierra Club. Our members run the gamut from the faith community, to rock climbing advocacy groups, and to conservation non-profits.