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Rosemont Decision: New Rules Will impact Mine Decision July 15, 2013

On July 1, the Coronado National Forest published an “administrative” environmental impact statement on the Augusta Resource Rosemont Mine and provided cooperating agencies but not the public 30 days for comment.    Coronado Supervisor Jim Upchurch would prefer to see a final EIS completed accompanied by a Record of Decision (ROD) on the mine which approves […]

July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Analysis: Augusta Resources board members linked to failed Italian mine

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August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

HOMESTAKE’S LEGACY

Editor’s Note: Following is Part One of a final article on the Homestake Mill Cleanup. Part Two, Murray Acres, Pathways for Pollution, and Health, will publish next Tuesday, Aug. 28. Part One: Environmental Cleanup The Legacy: The mining and processing of uranium ore in the Grants-Milan uranium belt left large swathes of contamination and thousands […]

August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments More

EPA:Rare rejection of Rosemont DEIS as “Unsatisafactory, inadequate”

San Francisco—The Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Administrator has asked Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch to submit a new draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review, rejecting the existing document as  a rare “environmentally unsatisfactory with inadequate information”, or EU-3 , the lowest possible category under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Fear […]

February 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More