Rosemont Copper has met extensive government requirements to improve its mine proposal, and so it is time to accept that the mine will be built. We respect the laws, though flawed, that permit mining in a national forest in a region with limited water.
All residents in Pima County are created equal and assume they are equally entitled to their water. This assumption could be jeopardized if Rosemont Mine opponents convince the Tucson City Council to oppose Community Water Company of Green Valley’s pipeline connection.
A pipeline to allow owners of the Rosemont mine to recharge Central Arizona Project water to compensate for its groundwater pumping will start its first leg of construction next month, a private water company building the line said Tuesday.