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
Original article by Joe Ferguson, Arizona Daily Star Sasabe residents in the Altar Valley are nervously watching as construction crews bulldoze land just across the Mexican border. They believe, or more accurately fear, the corridor the size of a football field being carved into the Mexican desert is evidence that approval of a proposed 59-mile Kinder-Morgan … Continue reading Altar Valley ranchers believe gas pipeline will destroy way of life
Original post by Danielle Lerner, News 4 Tucson TUCSON- The controversy surrounding the proposed Sierrita Gas Pipeline continues as local ranchers, county and state organizations share their concerns about the project. The $204 million international pipeline would stretch about 60 miles, starting west of the Tucson Mountains and connecting with lines across the border to … Continue reading Proposed Sierrita Pipeline continues causing controversy
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
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?
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
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)
Original article by Rosemont Mine Truth The Coronado National Forest’s proposed final environmental impact study for the Rosemont copper mine is drawing sharp criticism from Pima County’s top administrator. and two U.S. Congressmen from southern Arizona. Pima County is demanding that a new study be prepared in written comments submitted in response to the CNF’s proposed Final Environmental … Continue reading Forest Service’s Environmental Report for Rosemont Mine Draws Fire from Pima County and Southern Arizona U.S. Representatives