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Rosemont Mine rollercoaster: Trump-era rules overturned, so Hudbay radically overhauled mining plan

The 15-year struggle over proposed mining activities in the Santa Rita Mountains continued to play out in June, as Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals, the Biden Administration and environmental groups continue to engage in legal wrangling and shifting priorities.... Read more»

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U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva wins Ansel Adams Award for decades of conservation work

A national nonprofit conservation group recognized U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva with the Ansel Adams Award, which honors federal officials for their work on environmental protection.... Read more»

Grijalva urges Corps of Engineers to review Rosemont Copper's permits

Rep. Raúl Grijalva pushed the Army Corps of Engineers to take immediate action against Rosemont Copper, telling federal officials they "cannot remain on the sidelines," and must review the company's efforts to "hastily" grade and fill dry washes on a chunk of private land along the western reaches of the Santa Rita Mountains. ... Read more»

9th Circuit upholds 'landmark' ruling blocking Rosemont copper mine

In a win for environmental groups and three Native American tribes,, a federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that halted the long-controversial Rosemont open-pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains about 30 miles southeast of Tucson.... Read more»

Tribes file for restraining order to block Rosemont mine expansion in Santa Ritas

Rosemont Copper's move to expand its operations in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson faces a new challenge after the Tohono O'odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Hopi Tribe asked a federal court to block the company from grading the slopes and dumping fill material in dry washes. ... Read more»

Enviros argue Rosemont's push to mine to west side of Santa Ritas violates federal law

Led by Center for Biological Diversity, environmental groups filed a notice of intent—a prelude to a federal lawsuit—against Rosemont Copper, arguing the company violated federal law.... Read more»

Rosemont Mine project faces pushback over water storage

Despite widespread resistance from the city of Tucson, Pima County, multiple environmental groups and Indigenous tribes throughout Southern Arizona, Canadian-based Hudbay Minerals continues to push its Rosemont Mine project through roadblocks hoping to get final approval.... Read more»

Judge tosses out Rosemont mine's air permit

The development of the controversial Rosemont copper mine hit a roadblock Friday after a Maricopa Superior Court Judge overturned a state-issued permit for air quality. ... Read more»

State, company agree on plan to protect wildlife near Rosemont Mine

Rosemont Copper Co. agreed in principle this week to give the Arizona Game and Fish Department $10 million for programs protecting wildlife habitat around a proposed mine near Tucson.... Read more»

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Tobin urges benefits for Hotshot families

Rosemont Copper's Cathy Arnold, Tucsoncitizen.com's Mark B. Evans, financial advisor Shelly Fishman, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin... Read more»

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J.C. Scott: Focusing on Southern Az's film industry

Thomas Collins of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, Tucson Film Office Director Shelli Hall, actor and producer Jeffery Patterson, director Matthew Gratzner, assistant to the Pima County Administrator Nicole Fyffe, and developer Richard Studwell.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Why Arizona struggles with child well-being

An interview with the vice president of the Children's Action Alliance in Arizona, Amy Kobeta. Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Also, Rod Pace, CEO of Rosemont Copper, and Tucson Weekly Arts Editor Margaret Regan. ... Read more»

Got questions for Pima College's new chancellor?

If you've got questions about how the new chancellor of Pima Community College will tackle the troubles the school faces, ask away. Sentinel editor Dylan Smith will be guest-hosting the John C. Scott Show from 3-5 p.m., and our guests will include Lee Lambert, who is taking over as head of PCC. ... Read more»3

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Rest in print, Tucson Citizen: Journalism past & future

Interviews with the Tucson Weekly's Dan Gibson, AEA President Andrew Morrill, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Mark B. Evans of Tucsoncitizen.com, Sentinel Editor Dylan Smith, veteran reporter Daniel Buckley, Rep. Ethan Orr, and Jim DeGrood of the RTA.... Read more»

Feds reject request to declare southeast Az snail endangered

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rejected a petition Thursday to list an Arizona snail as endangered, saying the Rosemont talussnail was actually the same species as a much more common snail.... Read more»

John C. Scott Show

J.C. Scott: Candidates Aguirre and Carroll interviewed

Interviews with Amanda Aguirre, a Democratic challenger in CD3, and Pima County Supervisor Ray Carroll, the Republican incumbent in District 4.... Read more»

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