PIELC Handouts

Protecting Oak Flat: Assessing Past Strategies and Meeting Future Challenges

Panel at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

February 27 – March 2

The Oak Flat watershed in Arizona is a sacred ecological and recreational haven under attack by foreign mining companies attempting to bypass the normal public land mine permitting and NEPA process with federal legislation.  Panelists will discuss the critical values needing protection at Oak Flat, what the loss of Oak Flat could mean locally and nationally, and what works and what hasn’t worked in our quest to protect Oak Flat.

Handouts and contact information


Roger Featherstone
Directory, Arizona Mining Reform Coalition
PO Box 43565
Tucson, AZ 85733
(520) 777-9500

Susan Montgomery, Esq.
4835 E. Cactus Rd., Ste. 210 
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 513-6825

The following handouts will be helpful background to help understand the issue.  More information is available at: www.azminingreform.org/content/oak-flat-land-exchange

Rio Tinto’s Incomplete Mining Plan for Oak Flat fact sheet

HR 687 Section by Section Analysis (HR 687 Bill language)

 Exaggerating the Net Economic Benefits of the Proposed Resolution copper Mine, Superior, Arizona: A Critical Review of Resolution’s Economic Impact Anaysis Report prepared for the San Carlos Apache Tribe

Fact sheet summarizing the Economic Report

Progressive National Baptist Convention resolution opposing the land exchange

Arizona Mining Reform Coalition’s testimony opposing HR 687 submitted to the House Natural Resources Committee

San Carlos Apache Tribe Testimony on S 339 

Attachments to the Testimony (large file)

Group Sign On Letter Opposing the Land Exchange

What you can do:

You can sign a petition opposing the land exchange.