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Ned Norris Jr. and Peter Yucupicio: Rosemont Mine plan is just horrible on so many levels

We, the leaders of Tohono O’odham Nation and Pascua Yaqui Tribes representing more than 50,000 Southern Arizonans, are outraged over the Arizona Daily Star’s Jan. 19 editorial endorsing the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson.

February 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont ruling may miss Sept. deadline

Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch is walking a scheduling tightrope for the proposed Rosemont Mine.

July 28, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Asarco, unions agree to continue talking

Officials with Asarco LLC say the copper mining company and unions representing employees at sites in Arizona and Texas have agreed to continue negotiating a labor contract.

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Horne: 18 in copper theft ring indicted

Horne: 18 in copper theft ring indicted

State Assistant Attorney General Mike Jette discusses the copper thefts. Mine workers are accused of selling the copper to recyclers at a fraction of the price. The recyclers would then resell it to Chinese importers, investigators say.

May 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Horne: 18 in copper theft ring indicted

Horne: 18 in copper theft ring indicted

Eighteen people are facing charges in a multimillion-dollar copper theft ring involving Asarco employees, state law-enforcement officials said Tuesday.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am

Florence backs off acid ban meant to block mine project

CASA GRANDE - Florence has agreed to lift its ordinance banning commercial use of large quantities of sulfuric acid.

April 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Emissions rose 22 percent in 2011, EPA report details

Emissions rose 22 percent in 2011, EPA report details

Mining companies are trying to manage the problems with tailings, such as these at the Asarco mine near Green Valley. Among the procedures Asarco is using to control dust is spraying additives onto tailings to create a crust that's less likely to blow off.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Toxic releases by Arizona mines increasing

Toxic releases by Arizona mines increasing

Activity at Arizona's mines is surging, and so is the release of toxic materials.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Asarco's Hayden plant cited over safety

Tucson-based Asarco LLC has received 51 citations for health and safety violations at its Hayden copper concentrator operation, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday.

August 31, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Utility joins debate over Rosemont power line

A big utility player from Phoenix has stepped into the hotly contested dispute over a proposed power line for the Rosemont Mine outside Tucson.

May 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Judge sides against foes of Rosemont

Judge sides against foes of Rosemont

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by opponents of the Rosemont Mine that had accused the Forest Service of violating two federal laws in its handling of the mine issue.

February 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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