Close to 300,000 trees, mostly junipers and oaks, would likely be cleared on public land in the Santa Rita Mountains if the proposed Rosemont Mine is built.
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.
A former Tucson City Council member has launched a drive to move Green Valley, Sahuarita and — perhaps most critically, the proposed Rosemont Mine — out of Pima County and into Santa Cruz County.
The final version of the Rosemont mine environmental impact statement is now online.
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.
Whether you are in favor of Rosemont Copper or opposed, your decision ought to be based on the most current facts.
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.
When Dennis Fischer started talking about more possible deposits of copper at Rosemont, my ears perked up.
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.
A final decision by the Coronado National Forest on the controversial Rosemont Mine will likely be delayed until March, the forest supervisor said Monday.
Biologist Trevor Hare and mining executive Jamie Sturgess both have been studying wildlife corridors southeast of Tucson.
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.
Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.
Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co.
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.
The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to harass this country's only known wild jaguar, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. But that won't matter much, the agency adds - at least not in terms of jeopardizing the jaguar as a species or destroying its prime habitat.
A composite of six images shows the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The jaguar is only one controversial aspect of the proposal.
A remote camera photographed this male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.
The proposed Rosemont Mine has gained a preliminary thumbs-up from the U.S. Fish and Wlidlife Service, with a new draft biological opinion saying that the mine isn’t likely to jeopardize the existence of any of nine endangered species including the jaguar or destroy jaguar critical habitat.
Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine are 0 for 3 in trying to stop the state from issuing the mine a groundwater-protection permit.