Sunday, April 24, 2011

Endless battle over copper mine south of Tucson

The seemingly endless debate over approval of a copper mine 20 miles south of Tucson, in the Santa Rita Mountains, continues. Rosemont Copper reportedly lined up business and union supporters to push the U.S. Forest Service to expedite the environmental review process.

Meanwhile, Pima County is aligned with the Save the Scenic Santa Ritas group in opposing the mine and attempting to slow the permitting process as one way to make it too costly too pursue.

Interestingly, Arizona Daily Star editorial cartoonist David Fitzsimmons ran a cartoon [right] on Friday that is a surprise, given his self-identification as a liberal.

Julia Fonseca let us know that Pima County's three-dimensional model of the site of the proposed Rosemont mine has been on tour in Vail and Sahuarita, but will be in downtown Tucson this next week for viewing, then off to Sonoita.

April 25th - May 6th
County Admin building, First Floor Lobby
130 W. Congress, Downtown Tucson

May 7th
Fiesta Grande Street Fair in Tucson at the SSSR table

May 14th
The model will be on display in Sonoita (location/hours to be determined)

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