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County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

The Pima County Board of Supervisors delayed a decision to accept money from Rosemont Copper to compensate for what the company says is the impossibility of mitigating damage from putting water and electric lines through a sensitive riparian area.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
Army Corps stlil not satisfied with Rosemont mitigation plans

Army Corps stlil not satisfied with Rosemont mitigation plans

After two years of review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still has concerns about Rosemont Copper’s plans to buy land and water rights to compensate for the Rosemont Mine’s impacts on nearly 70 acres of washes and streams, a recent corps letter shows.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Feds: Rosemont Copper behind in paying firefighting bill

Rosemont Copper Co. and a Rosemont ranch hand haven’t yet paid a $514,000 debt they have jointly owed the U.S. Forest Service since August for its expenses fighting a 2011 wildfire started accidentally by the ranch hand.

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Lawmaker wants to move Green Valley, Sahuarita, Rosemont Mine to Santa Cruz County

Saying it’s what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split from Pima County and move into Santa Cruz County.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Supervisors OK formal objection to Rosemont Mine

County supervisors took another step in their protracted fight with the proposed Rosemont Mine, voting to formally object to the location.

February 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Green Valley, Sahuarita deserve a share of CAP water

Green Valley, Sahuarita deserve a share of CAP 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.

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

December 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rare orchid found at Rosemont site not endangered, feds say

Rare orchid found at Rosemont site not endangered, feds say

A rare orchid that lives in the Santa Rita Mountains at the proposed Rosemont Mine site won’t be legally protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Forest Service: Rosemont will hurt air, reduce water flows but can't be denied

The Rosemont Mine could worsen air quality in Saguaro National Park, disturb cultural resources — including human burial sites — and reduce water flows into Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek, said the U.S. Forest Service.

December 14, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Forest Service will allow Rosemont, but mine is still not a sure thing

The U.S. Forest Service will issue a draft decision today approving the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.

December 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.

November 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
EPA: Rosemont Mine permit should be rejected

EPA: Rosemont Mine permit should be rejected

The Environmental Protection Agency says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn’t approve a key permit needed for the proposed Rosemont Mine to start construction.

November 22, 2013 11:52 am Related Loading…
Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Whether you are in favor of Rosemont Copper or opposed, your decision ought to be based on the most current facts.

November 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont, Game and Fish reach wildlife conservation agreement

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get about $10 million over a decade from Rosemont Copper for land, water rights and wildlife projects to compensate for impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine, the department announced Tuesday.

October 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Steller: Rosemont's benefits too short term

When Dennis Fischer started talking about more possible deposits of copper at Rosemont, my ears perked up.

October 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rosemont will buy land to make up for planned mine's harm to land, wildlife

Rosemont will buy land to make up for planned mine's harm to land, wildlife

Biologist Trevor Hare and mining executive Jamie Sturgess both have been studying wildlife corridors southeast of Tucson.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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BLM challenges view of mine's impact on streams

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is intensifying the debate over the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on neighboring streams by bluntly challenging the Forest Service view that the mine probably won’t do major, short-term environmental damage to Cienega Creek.

September 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont says construction financing near

Rosemont Copper has signed a letter with a dozen international banks that shows it is close to getting financing to build the $1.22 billion Rosemont Mine project, its Canadian parent company says.

August 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Agency: Mine would stress, but not kill, jaguar

Agency: Mine would stress, but not kill, jaguar

The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to lead to unintentional "harassment" of an endangered jaguar, but - contrary to an article and secondary headline in Wednesday's Star - is not expected to kill the animal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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