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Rosemont Mine May Eliminate Area Water Resources
April 25, 2012 - A study released by the Sonoran Institute indicates potentially dramatic declines in ground-water levels would result from the flow of water into the open pit copper mine proposed by Augusta Resources Corporation. Read the press release
Mine-impact Study "Inadequate"
Feb. 26, 2012 - The EPA gave the lowest possible rating to a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Rosemont copper mine. It's one of about a dozen times the Environmental Protection Agency's San Francisco regional office has done so since 1989. Click here to read the Arizona Daily Star article.
Judge Sides Against Foes of Rosemont
Feb. 10, 2012 - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by opponents of the Rosemont Mine that had accused the Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue. Click here to read the Arizona Daily Star story. Also, read the EPA Letter on Rosemont here.
Rosemont Permit Hits EPA Roadblock
Jan. 20, 2012 - The EPA says it's not ready to recommend approval of a federal permit for the Rosemont Mine under the Clean Water Act, and that it has major concerns that could further delay the project. Click here to read the Arizona Daily Star article.
500 Attend Final Hearing on Rosemont
Jan. 16, 2012 - The last of seven public hearings on the proposed Rosemont mine's draft environmental report showed clear differences between supporters and opponents of the billion-dollar project. Click here to read the Arizona Daily Star story.