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Pima County lighting suit underscores adverse economic impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine

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Pima County has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Rosemont Copper Co. is in violation of the county’s outdoor lighting regulations by failing to submit a lighting plan for exploratory drilling at Rosemont’s proposed mine site in the Coronado National … Continue reading

Posted in Deceptions, Economics | 3 Comments

More trouble for Mexico mine, work stopped because of toxic waste spill

Local farmers have joined forces with striking miners in stopping work at the Buenavista de Cobre open-pit copper mine near Canenea, Sonora, MX. The mine is owned by Grupo Mexico and is reportedly the second largest in the world. Heavy … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Water Act, water | 2 Comments

Another Rosemont permit challenged in court

Augusta Resource Corporation’s Rosemont copper project is facing another permitting challenge after the southern Arizona citizen’s coalition Save the Scenic Santa Ritas filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a state air quality permit. The coalition alleges in the lawsuit that the state Arizona … Continue reading

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Proposed Rosemont Copper Mine could create a toxic pit lake that won’t be mitigated

The next post in a continuing series examining the significant failures in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine and the serious damage that the mine would inflict on Southern Arizona’s water supplies, wildlife, mountains … Continue reading

Posted in EIS, The closer you look, the worse it gets | 2 Comments

Augusta Resource: Rosemont mine project may get “bigger”

Updated on at 1:21 p.m., Feb. 26 to include information from the Augusta Resource Corp. “Directors Circular” concerning HudBay Mineral Resources’ takeover offer. Contrary to previous statements, Augusta Resource Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Gil Clausen on Monday said the company … Continue reading

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