We need your help to comment on the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s (ADEQ) intent to give South32 an Arizona Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit (AZPDES). The comment deadline is April 7, 2021.
The company, South32, an Australian mining company, plans to discharge 6.48 million gallons of water per day which is a lot of water that will have a significant impact on groundwater and on the surface where that much water is released — even when treated to (inadequate) state standards!
Please take action on this plan that would permanently damage the Patagonia mountains.
Read the ADEQ proposed permit documents
Send comments to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality to protect the Patagonia Mountains.
We need your help!