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State environmental regulator moving to take over federal Clean Water Act permit decision needed for Rosemont Mine


Arizona environmental regulators are taking steps to take control of a crucial federal permitting process in what appears to be an attempt to circumvent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ongoing review of Hudbay Mineral’s Clean Water Act permit application … Continue reading

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Environmentalists file second federal lawsuit challenging Hudbay’s proposed Rosemont Mine

Four conservation groups filed suit in U.S. District Court Monday in Tucson seeking to overturn the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc.’s proposed Rosemont copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest 30 … Continue reading

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Pima County challenges Hudbay’s efforts to reduce significance of desert streams near proposed Rosemont Mine

Pima County is challenging Hudbay Minerals attempts to have federal regulators reclassify two desert streams that will be impacted by its proposed Rosemont Mine as fleeting, short-lived, watercourses rather than as intermittent waterways that have continuous water for extended periods. … Continue reading

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Confident it will withstand legal challenges, Hudbay getting finances in place to construct $1.9 billion Rosemont Mine

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. is taking significant financial steps to free up cash in anticipation of receiving final government approvals to begin construction on its proposed $1.9 billion Rosemont Mine and is confident the company will withstand all legal challenges … Continue reading

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State regulators refuse to post Rosemont’s mitigation plan while extending the public comment period 14 days

[Editors Note:  The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has now posted the updated Rosemont Mitigation Plan.] The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has extended the public comment period on a crucial mitigation plan for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine but … Continue reading

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