Category Archives: Endangered Species

Forest Service excluded EPA and Arizona tribe from review of draft report on Rosemont’s impacts on endangered species

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An Arizona Indian tribe and the U.S. Environmental Protection agency were excluded from making comments on a draft federal report on the impact of the proposed Rosemont mine on a dozen threatened and endangered species, the Arizona Daily Star reported … Continue reading

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Environmental group initiates legal action challenging federal Endangered Species Act ruling on Rosemont mine plan

A Tucson-environmental group sent notice Wednesday it intends to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency’s “biological opinion” issued in April that concluded the proposed Rosemont mine would not jeopardize the survival of a … Continue reading

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Jaguar video generates widespread media attention on threats posed by Rosemont Mine

A wildlife surveillance video capturing movements of the only known wild jaguar in the United States is focusing national attention on the impacts of the proposed Rosemont copper project on the big cat and other endangered species. The mine would … Continue reading

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Red Kite waives loan condition and advances Augusta Resource $6 million to address endangered species review

In the wake of federal wildlife regulators’ decision to reopen studies of the proposed Rosemont copper mine’s impact on endangered species, cash-strapped Augusta Resource Corporation has obtained a $6 million loan advance and now expects final federal approvals to be … Continue reading

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A new round of endangered species review delivers potentially crippling blow to Augusta Resource’s Rosemont copper project

The discovery last month of one male ocelot near the proposed Rosemont copper mine site and new information on the impacts to other endangered species has triggered a new round of formal endangered species act consultations between federal regulatory agencies. … Continue reading

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