Stop This Mine
The ugly fight over the proposed Rosemont Copper project rages on
Thin clouds settled above the Santa Rita Mountains, casting the northern slopes in languid gray shadows. A small plane hummed overhead, shimmering occasionally with brilliant glints of sunlight, before disappearing once more in the billowing haze.
Far below and several miles north, the final public hashing of the U.S. Forest Service’s draft analysis on the proposed Rosemont copper mine—slated for that very mountain range—was getting under way. Cars spilled across the huge asphalt lot encircling Sahuarita High School, and wedged into dirt tendrils stretching between ball fields and maintenance yards.