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Pima County to challenge state’s water quality certification for Rosemont

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Pima County (AZ) will challenge the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality’s decision last month to issue a Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification for Hudbay Mineral’s proposed Rosemont copper project. The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday to … Continue reading

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BLM warns Forest Service of Rosemont mine’s potential negative impact to Las Cienegas National Conservation Area

After years of standing quietly on the sideline in the tumultuous debate over the Rosemont copper project, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has finally weighed in and expressed serious concerns over the proposed mine’s impact on the Las Cienegas … Continue reading

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Rosemont mine opponents file lawsuit challenging key water permit needed to begin construction of copper project

Opponents of the proposed Rosemont copper mine Friday filed a lawsuit challenging the issuance of a key state water permit needed to begin construction of the open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson. The lawsuit, filed … Continue reading

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Update: The pending Rosemont Aquifer Protection Permit (APP)

Contrary to Rosemont Copper’s misleading representations that it has “received” an aquifer protection permit for its proposed massive copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountain’s south of Tucson, below are a couple of update items related to this yet-to-be finalized … Continue reading

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Is this what Rosemont Copper means about being a “bridge to a sustainable future”?

[Note:  The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public hearing on the Rosemont Aquifer Protection Permit on Thursday, January 5 at 5:00 PM at Palo Verde High School, 1302 S. Avenida Vega] In 2009, Rosemont Copper submitted an … Continue reading

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