Category Archives: EPA Criticism

EPA and Pima County ask Arizona environmental agency to deny Rosemont’s application for clean water certification

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Pima County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Arizona Department of Game and Fish have all raised serious concerns that could jeopardize a critical state water quality protection certification that is needed before … Continue reading

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Augusta claims Water Permit “imminent” despite EPA concerns

Augusta Resource Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Gil Clausen on Monday said that Augusta expects to receive the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 Clean Water Act permit for its Rosemont copper mine in the second quarter, despite the longstanding criticism … Continue reading

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EPA recommends rejection of Rosemont Copper’s Clean Water Act permit application for its proposed massive open-pit mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending denial of  Rosemont Copper Company’s Clean Water Act permit application pending before the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. The Tucson-based citizen’s group Save the Scenic Santa Ritas released  a copy of EPA’s Nov. … Continue reading

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EPA rips Rosemont’s wetlands mitigation plan as “scientifically flawed” and failing to comply with Clean Water Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has notified Augusta Resource Corp. that its wetlands mitigation plan intended to compensate for damage to streams and springs from its proposed Rosemont copper mine fails to comply with the Clean Water Act. Augusta must … Continue reading

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Rosemont Deception of the Day: EPA’s Role in the Permitting of the Proposed Rosemont Mine

Augusta Resource Corp. the Vancouver, B.C. parent company of Rosemont Copper Co., is misleading the public, investors and Canadian regulators over the authority the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has in issuing a crucial Clean Water Act Permit needed to build … Continue reading

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