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Rosemont Mine one step closer as Forest Service OKs permit

The controversial Rosemont Copper Mine is one step closer to development after the Forest Service signed off on one of two federal permits needed to begin operating the open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Tucson. ... Read more»

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I want to know where the Dark Money is coming from and who are the people being paid off to clear the way for a foreign mining company to mine copper in the Santa Rita Mountains. This is an open pit mine. Come out to Twin Peaks in Avra Valley and see the devastation caused by the open pit limestone mine that has left only one of the peaks.  Look at the miles and miles of wasted rock or tailings.  Such a pretty site!  But unlike the limestone pit, Rosemont will suck the watershed dry….this in a desert and we are in a 20+ year drought.  Temperatures are climbing higher and higher each and every year.  Winters are shorter and dryer, and summers are longer and dryer.  Tucson is among the top ten largest American cities in danger of running out of water in the next decade! We cannot afford to use our precious water for mining.  Please contact the US Army Corp of Engineers and demand they don’t issue a permit because it violates the Clean Water Act and endangers our water supply.  Phone 602-230-6900 for Phoenix office or go to http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/Contact/  Thank you.

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