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Environmental Impacts

Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

More copper produced - yet less water sucked from the aquifer, less pollution, less juice needed to power the mine and mill, and fewer trucks on the road.

September 08, 2012 12:00 am
Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

Rosemont says new plan cuts water use

A sign near an artificial pond marks the end of public access in the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Coronado National Forrest in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.

September 08, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont timetable as murky as ever

The newest U.S. Forest Service statement on the proposed Rosemont Mine leaves key questions unanswered about the project's timetable.

June 27, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

A proposed power-line system to deliver renewable energy across the Southwest could disturb habitat for sensitive species, harm more than 300 cultural sites, damage scenic views and increase fire risk while it's being built, a new federal environmental report says.

May 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

530-mi. power-line plan stirring up rural passions

The proposed SunZia Southwest Transmission Project would use lattice steel towers similar in height to these near Spearville, Kan., at nearly 130 feet tall and 90 feet wide, to support the 500Kv lines across Southern Arizona and New Mexico. They would be spaced approximately 1,400 feet apart.

May 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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