WELCOME TO THE
SUPERIOR COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP
Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 14
Topic: The Superior Tourism and Recreation Team will be updating the CWG on their projects.
Founded in 2013, The Superior Community Working Group (CWG) is a community-run, volunteer organization that was established to learn the facts and discuss the issues and concerns around the proposed Resolution Copper Mining Project, located in Arizona’s historic copper corridor near the town of Superior. Members include community leaders, residents and stakeholders from the Town of Superior, Queen Valley, Globe, Miami, the San Carlos Apache Indian Community and other nearby communities.
To ensure ongoing transparency and communication between the mine and the community and to find ways of resolving issues of community concern, Resolution funds the facilitation and any relevant expenses incurred by the CWG.
The CWG typically meets monthly and focuses on social, environmental, and economic impacts that the Resolution Copper Mine might have on the region. Resolution is anticipated to become one of the world’s largest copper mining ventures, based on estimated tons of copper ore.
The most pressing concerns for 2023 include: permitting; environmental stewardship; transportation; education; economic development, including increased demand for housing, urban planning, and commerce; health/safety/natural resource issues; implementing a Good Neighbor Agreement; community investments and stewardship; and preserving one of the state’s most popular recreation areas.
The Resolution Copper project, currently in development, is an underground mine 60 miles east of Phoenix, Arizona, near the town of Superior. The project is a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto (55%) and BHP (45%). The ore deposit lies nearly 7,000 feet below the earth’s surface. It represents one of the most significant untapped copper deposits today. The mine has the potential to supply nearly 25% of U.S. copper demand.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings.
- Biden Admin Undermines Arizona Economy by Freezing Critical Mining Project – Rep. Eli Crane, June 3
- Federal court allows international mining giant to oppose tribes in Oak Flat lawsuit, May 31
- Rio Tinto shares go back to the future with copper
- Copper dealt blow in battle for critical mineral status in the US, May 23
- Biden admin hits pause on Ariz. copper mine, May 23
- The U.S. Forest Service pauses timeline for Rio Tinto Arizona Copper Mine, May 20
- Foreign mining giants enter legal fight to seize sacred Native land
- Tribe warns US government against moving ahead with mine
- San Carlos Apache Tribe Chairman urges United Nations for support in protecting Oak Flat
- Apache Stronghold’s appeal to be reheard in 9th Circuit Court