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Three Arizona tribes file federal law suit against U.S. Forest Service seeking to block Hudbay’s Rosemont Copper Mine

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The Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Hopi Tribe sued the U.S. Forest Service in U.S. District Court on April 13 challenging the agency’s approval of a plan by Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. to build the $1.9 … Continue reading

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Conservation group demands public review of new Rosemont water mitigation plan

Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR), a Tucson-based conservation group, has requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the new mitigation plan submitted by Hudbay Minerals before the Corps makes a final … Continue reading

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Pima County says Rosemont’s Clean Water Act mitigation application violates federal law and must be revised

Pima County is warning state and federal environmental regulators that Hudbay Minerals’ application for a Clean Water Act permit needed for its proposed Rosemont Mine violates federal law because it fails to describe the actual mitigation the company is planning. … Continue reading

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Tohono O’odham Nation demands consultation with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Hudbay’s Rosemont Mine project

The Tohono O’odham Nation is demanding that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers engage in “government-to-government” consultations with the tribe before deciding whether to issue a crucial Clean Water Act permit needed to construct Toront0-based Hudbay Minerals proposed $1.9 billion … Continue reading

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State environmental regulator moving to take over federal Clean Water Act permit decision needed for Rosemont Mine

Arizona environmental regulators are taking steps to take control of a crucial federal permitting process in what appears to be an attempt to circumvent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ongoing review of Hudbay Mineral’s Clean Water Act permit application … Continue reading

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