PHOENIX — Conservation groups applauded the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) decision to not pursue authority over a key provision of the federal Clean Water Act. The groups had submitted comments in November and throughout the stakeholder process, raising concerns about the ADEQ effectively enforcing this important provision in the law, which protects U.S. waterways from pollution, degradation, and disturbance by industrial and development projects. (Click here to read full release)
Things continue to be quiet at the Rosemont site, and it would appear that Hudbay continues to scale back operations. Compare the below images…the first taken late August, and the second taken in October. As you can see, the large stacks of water pipes that were on site in August have since been removed.