In response to the recent Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc ruling in the Apache Stronghold v. United States case, Resolution Copper President & General Manager Vicky Peacey issued the following statement:

“We welcome the Ninth Circuit’s decision to uphold the lower court’s ruling. There is significant local support for the project, which has the potential to supply up to one quarter of U.S. copper demand, add up to $1 billion a year to Arizona’s economy, and create thousands of local jobs in a region where mining has played an important role for more than a century. As we deliver these benefits to Arizona and the nation, our dialogue with local communities and Tribes will continue to shape the project as we seek to understand and address the concerns that have been raised, building on more than a decade of government consultation and review.”