Press Releases from the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition and its member groups and allies:

Joint Press Release Federal Judge Halts Construction of Rosemont Mine in Arizona July 31, 2019
Press Statement Statement of Roger Featherstone at Rio Tinto AGM 4-16-15 April 16, 2015
Press Statement Arizona Mining Reform Coalition attends Rio Tinto AGM in London April 18, 2013
Opinion Editorial Oak Flat land exchange Op-Ed April 21, 2010
Press Release San Carlos Apache Press Release on S 409 Mark-up December 18, 2009






International Day of Action Against BHP

October 13, 2021, kicks off several days of activities directed at BHP, for their abuses of communities and the environment around the world. The Arizona Mining Reform Coalition is joining NGOs from Brazil, Chile, Peru, Columbia, the UK, and the USA, in virtual...

International week of actions against Rio Tinto

April 5, 2021, kicks off a week of activities directed toward Rio Tinto, the world’s second largest mining company for their abuses of communities and the environment around the world. The Arizona Mining Reform Coalition is joining NGOs from Australia, Madagascar,...


The Patagonia mountains near the town of Patagonia on the Arizona – Mexico border are facing an onslaught of proposed mining activities that would profoundly and irreparably damage one of our nation’s biodiversity hotspots. The mining activity is being forced by...

Contact your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the Save Oak Flat Act

Please contact your Members of Congress to Cosponsor the Save Oak Flat ActPlease ask your members of Congress to support and co-sponsor the Save Oak Flat Act to right a wrong, protect the religious freedom of Indigenous people, save an important recreational area, and...

Send a Letter to the Biden Administration to Protect Oak Flat

Please sign your organization onto a letter urging President Joe Biden to immediately withdraw the recently issued Final Environmental Impact Statement, Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange (EIS 20210005) that will facilitate a land exchange and construction of the Resolution Copper mine, resulting in the destruction of a Native American sacred area, Oak Flat or Chi’chil Bildagoteel.

Tell Rio Tinto not to steal Oak Flat for a failed experiment!

We need your help to keep Oak Flat in public ownership for everyone to enjoy.  If you live in the United States you have additional opportunities to protect Oak Flat by contacting the US Forest Service.  No matter where you live, please send an email to Simon Thompson, the Chairman of the Board of Rio Tinto, and ask him to not steal Oak Flat and to abandon the project.

Ask the Forest Service Chief to Protect Oak Flat

This Action is now closed. While it was active, 1,352 emails were sent to the Forest Service Chief.  Thanks to all who took action! It is clear that the US Forest Service is bowing to political pressure to expedite the publishing of a Final Environmental Impact...

Attend Save Oak Flat Rally in Washington, DC, March 11, 2020

 If you are in Washington, DC, on March 11, 2020, please attend this rally to protect Oak Flat.


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...