Air quality, impacts on Cienega Creek, economics and wildlife are among issues needing review before a decision is made on the Rosemont Mine, Coronado National Forest’s chief told a business group Tuesday.
Coronado Supervisor Jim Upchurch met with about 60 members of the Tucson Metro Chamber. He sought to explain why reviewing the proposed mine has taken five years. He called his goal of deciding by December ambitious but not unreasonable.
“It’s a very complex project … many projects go on for 10 years,” Upchurch said. “I’m not boasting about five years. I’d rather see it less. But to get from last October with the draft environmental impact statement to almost getting to the final at the end of (this) year is pretty good.”
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