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.
Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch is walking a scheduling tightrope for the proposed Rosemont Mine.
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.
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.
Eighteen people are facing charges in a multimillion-dollar copper theft ring involving Asarco employees, state law-enforcement officials said Tuesday.
CASA GRANDE - Florence has agreed to lift its ordinance banning commercial use of large quantities of sulfuric acid.
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.
Activity at Arizona's mines is surging, and so is the release of toxic materials.
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.
A big utility player from Phoenix has stepped into the hotly contested dispute over a proposed power line for the Rosemont Mine outside Tucson.
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.