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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

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Rosemont Deception of the Day: Thousands of Jobs

Augusta Resource Corporation’s top executives are issuing wildly divergent estimates on the number of jobs that would be created by its Rosemont Copper Company subsidiary if the proposed Rosemont mine is built. Augusta Resource CEO Gil Clausen said in an … Continue reading

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Proposed Rosemont Mine would destroy southern Arizona’s trails

This Saturday, as Americans celebrate National Trails Day, in southern Arizona there is a cloud hanging over the hiking community and other recreational users of public lands in southern Arizona. Outdoor recreation including trails are under direct threat from the … Continue reading

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Excellent discussion of the economic value of public lands beyond extractive uses

The LA Times has an excellent opinion piece on the value of conserving public land and open space. It lays out excellent economic arguments that are useful in the context of the debate and discussion surrounding Augusta Resource’s proposal to … Continue reading

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Press Release: Purported Benefits of Rosemont Project “Systematically Exaggerated”

Below is an interesting press release from the Mountain Empire Action Alliance completely discrediting the economic analysis for the proposed Rosemont Mine. A copy of the MEAA report can be downloaded at here. Purported Benefits of Rosemont Project “Systematically Exaggerated” … Continue reading

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