The U.S. Forest Service will issue a draft decision today approving the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.
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.
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.
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 jaguar was photographed by a remote camera in the Santa Rita Mountains last week. It’s the latest of several photos of the same male jaguar that has been roaming the range south of Tucson since at least last year.
A final decision by the Coronado National Forest on the controversial Rosemont Mine will likely be delayed until March, the forest supervisor said Monday.
A 69-year-old woman was rescued from the Santa Rita Mountains Sunday afternoon after falling 100 feet into Box Canyon.
The woman has been identified as Margaret Brummer, a Green Valley resident.
A man scouting for deer in the canyon saw the woman's car parked on the side of the road Satu…
The planned Rosemont Copper Mine just south of Tucson isn’t the only mining controversy in Arizona.
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.
Two decades ago I asked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to add the jaguar to the national list of endangered species. But like a child refusing to see a dentist, the agency has long resisted any follow-up to restore the species to the American Southwest.
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.
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.
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.
Federal wildlife officials are proposing to designate more critical habitat in the American Southwest for the jaguar.
A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains' eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show.
There is ample prey - deer and javelina - in the area on the eastern flank of the Santa Ritas where the photos were taken. "It's the best (jaguar) habitat we have," says Jean Calhoun of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.