Canadian Mining Companies Threaten Arizona’s Water and Land Statewide

Rosemont Copper (a Canadian mining company) plans to build a mine on the east side of the Santa Rita mountains south of Tuscon.

Santa Rita mountains south of Tuscon

Opponents of the mine include the mayor of Tucson and dozens of citizens’ groups. The Environmental Protection Agency has also raised serious objections, saying the project “would eliminate and/or significantly degrade hundreds of acres of aquatic and riparian resources,” including federal waters and critical springs and wetlands… Read more

Source: The New York Times

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