Center Fights Massive Mines in Arizona, Utah
The Center for Biological Diversity and partners this week took legal action against two massive mines that will harm endangered species, water, our climate and public lands.
In Arizona we've asked a federal court to block construction from starting on the Rosemont copper mine until a judge rules on pending lawsuits. This mine will destroy thousands of acres of federally protected jaguar habitat, dry up invaluable water sources, and create a vast toxic waste dump on public land.
In Utah we sued the Trump administration over what would be the nation's first commercial-scale oil shale mine and processing facility. It threatens several endangered species, including the Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker. The mine will drain billions of gallons of water from the Green River, generate enormous amounts of greenhouse gas pollution, and worsen the region's often-dismal air quality.
As the climate and extinction crises mount, we're fighting destructive mines like these with everything we've got. Consider supporting our lifesaving legal work by donating to the Wildlife and Wild Places Defense Fund.