Category Archives: EPA Criticism

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Press Release: “Extraordinary” EPA Letter Says Augusta Resource’s Rosemont Copper Mine “Should Not Proceed as Proposed”

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TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2012  — In another major blow to Augusta Resource Corporation’s plans to build an open pit copper mine near Tucson, Arizona, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday the “project should not proceed as proposed.” In a … Continue reading

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Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Press Release: Augusta Resource’s Proposed Rosemont Mine Threatens Southern Arizona’s Water

Critical Clean Water Act permit deficiencies “could provide an adequate basis for permit denial” TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2012  — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week warned that Augusta Resource Corporation’s proposed Rosemont Mine may not obtain a key water … Continue reading

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EPA letter on Rosemont’s Section 404 permit makes the front page

As reported here earlier this week, the EPA sent a strongly worded letter regarding the Section 404 permit for the proposed Rosemont Mine.  The EPA letter made the front page of today’s Arizona Daily Star. It will be interesting to … Continue reading

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News Report: EPA “Raising Doubts” about the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on Southern Arizona’s water resources

In southern Arizona’s desert environment, water is essential to future economic prosperity and quality of life.  The proposed Rosemont project indisputably threatens both the quantity and quality of water resources in southern Arizona, and thus our economy. In just one … Continue reading

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