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Jaguar tracks found in the Santa Ritas, says conservation group and UA geneticist

Original post by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star It’s been known for well over a year now that a jaguar has been photographed in the Santa Rita Mountains, near the proposed Rosemont Mine site. But only a little more than a week ago, volunteers for the Tucson conservation group Sky Island Alliance found and photographed the … Continue reading Jaguar tracks found in the Santa Ritas, says conservation group and UA geneticist

Major tree clearing and timber sale planned for Rosemont Mine

Original article by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star Close to 300,000 trees, mostly junipers and oaks, would likely be cleared on public land in the Santa Rita Mountains if the proposed Rosemont Mine is built. Clearing those trees will be controversial, but at this moment, it’s not known what will happen to them afterward. The U.S. … Continue reading Major tree clearing and timber sale planned for Rosemont Mine

Is the US Forest Service Trying to Help a Cash-Strapped Canadian Mining Company?

Original post by Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal Agency has been attempting to speed up decision-making on proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, say activists The US Forest Service seems to have been unusually eager to help a Canadian mining company with a dubious track record and financial troubles set up … Continue reading Is the US Forest Service Trying to Help a Cash-Strapped Canadian Mining Company?

State Board Sued for Upholding Rosemont Water Permit

Original article by Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star. Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co. The permit allows the company to discharge materials if it can show it’s using the best available technology to keep pollutants … Continue reading State Board Sued for Upholding Rosemont Water Permit

Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)

Original post by Frances Causey, The Huffington Post The refrain is all too common these days. The democratic and regulatory process circumvented in favor of big business interests at the expense of practically everything else. Think “Too Big To Fail Banks” — the big banks produced record profits last quarter and yet our banking system, … Continue reading Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)