The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted today (2/4/14) to formally oppose Rosemont Mine, planned southeast of Tucson.
California drought-based water cuts possible omen for Arizona in Phoenix Business Journal: "Lower water levels could have a huge impact on everything from power generation for businesses to farming and other operations."
Pima County to consider lodging formal objection to Rosemont Mine by Tony Davis in Arizona Daily Star: "The mine’s mitigation and monitoring measures are also “woefully inadequate,” Huckelberry wrote in a recent memo to the Board of Supervisors. The administrator wrote that he will likely recommend the county pursue all possible administrative remedies..."
Sharon Bronson: Splintered views of Rosemont Mine don't reveal the total picture, impact in Arizona Daily Star: "Upon closure, the mile-wide mine pit will be transformed into a toxic lake that could pose a danger to wildlife and regional groundwater quality, and it won’t be regulated by any agency — state or federal."
Rosemont Mine redux: The Arizona Daily Star weighs in by Renee Downing in Tucson Weekly: "Tony Davis...had put together a...two-page spread on all the issues the mine raises, from the perpetual poisoned lake of avian death to the scope of the 20-year benefit of likely jobs created..."
Daily Fitz Cartoon: Rosemont in Arizona Daily Star
EPA describes Draft Habitat Mitigation and Monitoring Plan as "Scientifically flawed."
Download the EPA statement here.
Special report on the Socioeconomic Impacts of the proposed mine
The Failure of the Rosemont Mine DEIS to Adequately Analyze the Socioeconomic Impacts of the Proposed Mine (click to download the report)
Download the press release
Prepared for the Mountain Empire Action Alliance Sonoita, Arizona
Thomas Michael Power, PhD
Donovan S. Power, MS
Power Consulting Missoula, Montana www.powereconconsulting.com
Where the Proposed Rosemont Project Stands
The DEIS for the proposed Rosemont mine can be downloaded at http://www.rosemonteis.us/draft-eis
Forest Service Public Meetings/Hearings Scheduled
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1:00 pm
Sahuarita High School - 350 W. Sahuarita Rd. Sahuarita, AZ 85629
Written comments on the DEIS due by January 18, 2012!
Comments may be submitted online at: www.RosemontEIS.us
By email at:
By phone at: (888) 654-6646
By mail at: Rosemont Comments, P.O. Box 4207, Logan, UT 84323.
US Army Corps of Engineers
PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION FOR PERMIT - No. SPL-2008-00816-MB
Comment Period: now through January 5, 2012
Download the public notice: http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/regulatory/pn/200800816.pdf
Comments can be e-mailed to
or mailed to:
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTENTION: Marjorie Blaine (SPL-2008-00816-MB)
Tucson Resident Office
5205 E. Comanche Street
Tucson, AZ 85707
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Water Quality Division has released a public notice of Rosemont Copper's Aquifer Protection Permit - (APP) #106100
PUBLIC HEARING: January 05, 2012
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Palo Verde High Magnet School
1302 S. Avenida Vega, Tucson Arizona 85710
Public Notice: http://www.azdeq.gov/download/calendar/122011pn1.pdf
Draft Permit: http://www.azdeq.gov/download/calendar/122011dp1.pdf
Draft Fact Sheet:http://www.azdeq.gov/download/calendar/122011dfs1.pdf
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Water Quality Division – Groundwater Section
Attn: Richard Mendolia
1110 W. Washington St., Mail Code: 5415B-3
Phoenix, Arizona 85007(602) 771-4374
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