A lawsuit filed on June 20, 2023 in federal court led by a local citizen group, Patagonia Area Resource Alliance (PARA), Earth Justice, and the Western Mining Action Project, with co-plaintiffs including Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, and the Tucson Audubon Society, against the US Forest Service and the supervisor of Coronado National Forest, alleges a series of violations of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act through their expedited permitting process for the mine.
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Biden Fast-Tracked a Green Energy Mine in One of Earth’s Rarest Ecosystems. Arizona Locals Took It to Court.
President Joe Biden fast-tracked a mine for a green energy project in Arizona’s Patagonia Mountains. It could devastate the ecosystem.