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Rosemont foes decry enviro plan as deficient

Members of the groups said much more detailed study is needed on the mine’s potential effects on air, water, wildlife and the economic welfare of people and communities

By Doug Kreutz

Arizona Daily Star

A draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Rosemont Mine is “clearly deficient” and needs major revisions, opponents of the mine said Tuesday.

Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch, who met with the mine opponents, said plans for publishing a final impact statement in December remain in effect.

The Coronado Forest oversees the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson, which would be affected by the mine.

Upchurch said no decision has been made on preparing a revised, or supplemental, impact statement before moving ahead – an action urged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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