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.
Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine are 0 for 3 in trying to stop the state from issuing the mine a groundwater-protection permit.
Pima County won a new state permit that could help ring in a building boom on the northwest side.
Work is already underway on Meritage Homes' Los Saguaros community off Dove Mountain Boulevard on the northwest side. On Tuesday, workers from Royce Masonry were building retaining walls along the edge of one of 60 lots.
Rosemont Mine opponents claim in an appeal that Arizona's environmental agency approved an air quality permit for an outdated mine plan and overlooked the likelihood of air quality violations.
An Asarco mining operation has agreed to pay a $60,000 fine and take preventive steps valued at $50,000 to resolve water-quality violations caused by a June 2010 pipeline spill at the Silver Bell Copper Mine near Marana, state regulators said Tuesday.
PHOENIX - The Environmental Protection Agency and Arizona have a common goal of following the Clean Air Act, but federal officials should recognize the "unique environment" here as they evaluate plans, a state official contends.
State lawmakers' attempts to force Pima County to turn over a
sewer plant to Marana are getting more aggressive.
The town of Marana does not have state permits to operate the
wastewater treatment plant it took control of this week, but the
state has issued an order making the operation legal.
During a Monday midnight handoff, the town of Marana took
control of the disputed Marana wastewater treatment plant and sewer
system from Pima County.