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Three Arizona tribes file federal law suit against U.S. Forest Service seeking to block Hudbay’s Rosemont Copper Mine

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The Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe sued the U.S. Forest Service in U.S. District Court on April 13 challenging the agency’s approval of a plan by Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. to build the $1.9 … Continue reading

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Hudbay projects 2022 as the “hypothetical” year for its embattled Rosemont project to begin copper production

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is presenting a “hypothetical scenario” to investors that its embattled Rosemont Mine could begin copper production in 2022 which would require construction to begin next year on the proposed site in the Santa Rita Mountains on the … Continue reading

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The EPA concludes Rosemont Copper Mine fails to meet regulatory requirements needed for Clean Water Act permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently notified the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals’ environmental mitigation plan for the proposed $1.9 billion Rosemont Copper Mine fails to address its impacts to southern Arizona’s water resources and fails … Continue reading

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Expert: Hudbay’s environmental mitigation plan needed for key federal permit to build $1.9 billion Rosemont mine is likely to fail

Hudbay Minerals’ primary mitigation project needed to obtain the federal Clean Water Act permit necessary to construct the $1.9 billion Rosemont Copper Mine is based on a misleading scientific analysis and fails to offset for the loss of desert aquatic … Continue reading

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Conservation group demands public review of new Rosemont water mitigation plan

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR), a Tucson-based conservation group, has requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the new mitigation plan submitted by Hudbay Minerals before the Corps makes a final … Continue reading

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