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Rosemont Mine opponents begin legal action to overturn Forest Service approval of Hudbay’s $1.9 billion copper project

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Rosemont Mine opponents have filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the U.S. Forest Service for approving initial plans to construct the proposed $1.9 billion open-pit copper mine on the Coronado National Forest in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast … Continue reading

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Forest Service states it had no legal option in issuing tentative approval for Rosemont mine, which still faces major hurdles

Stating it had no legal choice, the Coronado National Forest signed a technical document Wednesday approving Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals’ proposed Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson. The document called a “Record of Decision“, does … Continue reading

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Forest Service expected to approve Rosemont Mine before Army Corps makes key Clean Water Act permitting decision

The Coronado National Forest is expected to issue of Final Record of Decision approving the proposed Rosemont Mine next month, but the $1.9 billion project can not move forward until the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues a Clean Water … Continue reading

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Financial report: Hudbay plans to develop three open pit mines in Santa Rita Mountains

A detailed analysis in an online financial publication is reporting that Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals is planning to develop three open-pit copper deposits at its proposed Rosemont Mine project in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of … Continue reading

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Hudbay’s Rosemont exploration drilling plan raises questions about mine’s size and environmental damage

Hudbay Minerals Inc. is planning extensive additional exploration drilling at the proposed Rosemont open-pit copper mine that appears to be an effort to expand the amount of known copper reserves that could lead to greater production and extend the life … Continue reading

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