Description: Challenge to approvals for copper mine in Arizona.
Save the Scenic Santa Ritas v. U.S. Forest Service
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 11/27/2017 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Lawsuit Challenging Copper Mine Alleged Failures to Consider Climate Impacts. Environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal court in Arizona challenging approvals for a copper mine. The complaint alleged, among other things, that the U.S. Forest Service had failed to analyze the greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the smelting of the ore. The complaint also alleged that the combined adverse effects of groundwater drawdown and climate change had not been examined quantitatively.