U.S. Forest Service

Arizona Copper Mine Ruling Expected to Have National Impact

Aug 13, 2019

Experts say a federal court ruling against a proposed southern Arizona mining project is expected to have national repercussions if upheld by higher courts.


The U.S. Forest Service has issued its draft environmental review of a proposed underground copper mine in the mountains east of Phoenix, saying it favors the one of six alternatives that would keep the project's tailings in a more remote area off federal land.


A large campground near the Grand Canyon's South Rim entrance is getting even bigger.