Lawsuit launched seeking EPA pollution limits for Arizona Creek threatened by copper mine

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.7 million members and online activists dedicated to protecting endangered species and wild places.

The Sierra Club is one of the largest and most influential local environmental organizations in the United States, with more than 3.5 million members and supporters. In addition to protecting every person’s right to get outside and access the healing power of nature, the Sierra Club strives to promote clean energy, protect the health of our communities, protect wildlife and preserve our remaining wild places through grassroots activism, public education, lobbying and legal action. The Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, which represents 15,000 members, has a long history of public education and advocacy to protect Arizona waters.

Arizona Mining Reform Coalition works in Arizona to improve state and federal laws, rules and regulations governing hard rock mining to protect communities and the environment. CDMA strives to maintain mining operations to the highest environmental and social standards to ensure the long-term environmental, cultural and economic health of Arizona. Coalition members include: Center for Biological Diversity, Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners Coalition, Concerned Climbers of Arizona, Courtland Ghost Town, Dragoon Conservation Alliance, Earthworks, Environment Arizona, Groundwater Awareness League, Maricopa Audubon Society, Save the Scenic Santa Ritas, Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Sky Island Alliance, Tucson Audubon Society, Arizona Trail Association, and the Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

The Coalition of Concerned Citizens and Retired Miners is a group of citizens who: 1) reside in Superior, Arizona, or do not reside in Superior, Arizona, but are affiliated with relatives who are residents; 2) are retired hard rock miners who previously worked at the now non-operating Superior, Arizona mine and were displaced due to mine closure or personal disability; or 3) are people who fear that important US public recreation lands will be turned over to a foreign mining company for private use.

Earthworks is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the negative impacts of mining and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Earthworks stands for clean air, water and land, healthy communities and corporate accountability. We work for solutions that protect both the Earth’s resources and our communities.

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