Meeting Summaries

Meeting Summaries2019-01-28T03:59:50+00:00

Read meeting summaries for the Superior Community Working Group (CWG) and subcommittees here. All meeting summaries are organized in chronological order (most recent first) below. Or use the links to browse by Meeting Category.

Meeting Categories

May 132015

Meeting #33 – May 13, 2015

This meeting included topics of interest to the CWG, including comments on a book they had read about copper mining. QUOTE FOR THE DAY: The great enemy of truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy [...]

Apr 82015

Meeting #32 April 8, 2015

At this meeting, our guest was Grady Gammage, Jr., Esq., a prominent land use attorney, policymaker, water resource expert. Mr. Gammage provided a broad overview of water supply and history in Central Arizona, and answered many questions from CWG members.    QUOTE FOR THE DAY: By doubting we are led to [...]

Apr 42015

Community Investment Subcommittee Meeting April 3, 2015

At the initial meeting of this subcommittee, members and Resolution representatives reviewed the history of Community Working Group discussions about community investments as mitigation for Resolution Copper Project impacts, defined the role and purpose of the subcommittee, and discussed various funding vehicle options.  

Mar 192015

Meeting #31 March 19, 2015

This meeting featured guests from the Tonto National Forest who gave the CWG a very informative overview of the National Environmental Policy Act and the upcoming Environmental Impact Statement for the Resolution Copper Project.   QUOTE FOR THE DAY: Andy Rooney on CBS’ 60 Minutes put it plainly: “People will generally [...]

Feb 112015

Meeting #30 February 11, 2015

The CWG’s guest speaker was David Brown, Esq. Mr. Brown is a well-known water attorney who has focused on rural and Native American water law.  He provided the group with a great deal of information and many personal stories about Arizona water issues. QUOTE FOR THE DAY: The truth is [...]

Jan 142015

Meeting #29 January 14, 2015

Resolution Copper Company representatives led the CWG on a field trip to view the proposed tailings location on the Tonto National Forest. A number of Queen Valley residents also joined the group at the site and had many questions and comments. Download PDF Summary

Dec 102014

Meeting #28 December 10, 2014

The main topic of this meeting was tailings geochemistry, presented by Resolution Copper Company’s Corporate Environmental General Manager, Rich Borden. Download PDF Summary

Nov 132014

Meeting #27 November 12, 2014

At this meeting there was discussion of tailings spills in other locations, safety measures employed to prevent these, and specific plans for the Resolution Copper Project. Download PDF Summary

Oct 82014

Meeting #26 October 8, 2014

This meeting was a visit by the CWG to the San Carlos Apache Cultural Center. Download PDF Summary