Thursday, September 08, 2011

Pima County sued over Rosemont mine air permit

Rosemont Copper filed suit against the Pima County Dept. of Environmental Quality last Thursday, over delays in processing the air permit for the proposed mine. [right, proposed mine site in the Santa Rita Mountains. Credit, Rosemont Copper]

Company CEO Rod Pace told the Arizona Mining Alliance luncheon meeting today that the county was violating their own procedures and deadlines and after a year of delays, decided to take this action. Although the suit was filed with the court last week, Pace said they had been unable to contact the county employees who would be served. He expected to serve the papers this afternoon.

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