[SUNDAY FEATURE] Rosemont Mine not a done deal under Trump, experts say

 

Site of Rosemont copper mine
Site of Rosemont copper mine

By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star

On its face, the ascension of Donald Trump to the White House should be a boon for the long-delayed $1.5 billion Rosemont Mine, which would be this country’s third-largest copper mine.

But it’s not that simple, say three outside experts who have worked for federal environmental agencies under both major political parties. With a final federal decision on Rosemont approaching soon, a pro-business Trump administration would undoubtedly be more favorably inclined than some Obama administration officials have been. But that doesn’t make Rosemont a done deal, say the experts — two law professors and a top official for a nonprofit water group.

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