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Environmental Impact Statement

Environmental impact of new gas line minimal, federal report confirms

A proposed 60-mile pipeline carrying natural gas from the Tucson area to Sasabe could be one step closer to becoming a reality.

April 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: The pits

Fitz: The pits

When’s the next time you’ll be lucky enough to see a jaguar at Rosemont? When a visiting Canadian investor hops out of one.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Canadians

Fitz: Canadians

When the Canadians are done scraping the Santa Ritas clean we’ll be left with a mile wide hole with a dead lake at the bottom. Our very own Lake Wobegon. No field surgeons ever had to see a wound that grotesque. Dear Joni Mitchell: They didn't pave paradise. They carved it out. And don't it …

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Rosemont

Fitz: Rosemont

When I was ten-years old I dug a hole to China in our backyard. I never made it to the other side of the world directly below me. By sunset, standing in a pit up to my shoulders I knew what I had to do. I wouldn't have dreamed of leaving behind an empty crater with a mud lake at the bottom. …

February 10, 2014 9:30 amLoading…

Formal objection period starts for Rosemont Mine

Today is the first day that critics and opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine can write formal objections to the project to the U.S. Forest Service.

January 01, 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…

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…
Forest Service proposes that Rosemont Mine be OK'd

Forest Service proposes that Rosemont Mine be OK'd

The proposed Rosemont Mine meets all federal environmental laws, poses no jeopardy to endangered species and should be approved, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday.

July 02, 2013 12:00 am Related

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Rosemont decision may be in December

Two weeks after saying it has no timetable for deciding on the Rosemont Mine, the Forest Service has one - December.

July 06, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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