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Arizona Game & Fish Department warns Rosemont mine could pollute protected “Outstanding Arizona Waters”

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The Arizona Game & Fish Department (AGFD) is sharply criticizing the Coronado National Forest’s Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Rosemont copper mine stating the Forest Service failed to adequately disclose that the mine may pollute two sensitive waterways that … Continue reading

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Groundwater depletion caused by Rosemont mine would negatively impact more than 900 private wells

There is no adequate mitigation plan to address the proposed Rosemont copper mine’s massive and permanent impact on groundwater supplies that provide domestic water to more than 900 privately-owned wells on the east and west side of the Santa Rita … Continue reading

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Forest Service failed to adequately analyze Rosemont’s major impacts to Arizona Trail, OHV and other recreational uses

The proposed Rosemont copper mine will have major negative impacts on popular recreational activities in the Santa Rita Mountains located on the Coronado National Forest (CNF), including off-highway-vehicle (OHV) use and the relocation of 13 miles of the Arizona National Scenic … Continue reading

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Proposed Rosemont Copper Mine could create a toxic pit lake that won’t be mitigated

The next post in a continuing series examining the significant failures in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine and the serious damage that the mine would inflict on Southern Arizona’s water supplies, wildlife, mountains … Continue reading

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New transporation plan threatens southern Arizona communities

This is the first in a series examining the significant failures in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine and the serious damage that the mine would inflict on Southern Arizona’s water supplies, wildlife, mountains … Continue reading

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