BHP Billiton

Jul 29, 2019

Court rules mining can continue on Navajo Reservation

A federal appeals court has thrown out a bid by environmental groups to challenge expanded coal mining on the Navajo Reservation that powers the Four Corners Power Plant.

This Sept. 4, 2011 file photo shows the main plant facility at the Navajo Generating Station, as seen from Lake Powell in Page, Ariz. The federal government is proposing new limits for pollution from the coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation that it says will improve visibility at places like the Grand Canyon, but it could come with a price tag of more than $1 billion, according to the plant's owners. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Apr 4, 2013

Navajo president signs off on $2.3M mine study

The Navajo Nation will spend $2.3 million to study the purchase of a coal mine in the Four Corners region.

Feb 29, 2012

Resolution Copper advocates changing state law limiting miners’ hours

As it prepares for a huge copper mine set to open near Superior in 2021, Resolution Copper Co. is urging state lawmakers to allow miners who work underground to be scheduled for shifts of up to 12 hours.

Apr 4, 2011

Southwest sees copper boom thanks to high prices

With prices high and backing in place from some of the world's largest mining companies, the hunt for copper in the American Southwest is experiencing a revival.

Jan 3, 2011

Company seeking copper mine forges pacts with town, stakeholder groups

In the “mutual benefits agreement” signed in 2008 and renewed recently, Superior pledged its support for federal legislation that would make a huge copper mine possible by exchanging protected land in the Tonto National Forest for parcels of comparable value elsewhere in the state. Any official communication opposing the plan to the governor or a member of Arizona’s congressional delegation [...]

Oct 7, 2010

Many in Superior see town’s future in copper mining proposal

Mining drove this town’s economy when Lynn Heglie decided to open a restaurant here in the early 1990s.