Environmental Protection Agency Steps Aside, Rosemont Copper Mine Could Move Forward

Published: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 9:05am
Updated: Friday, March 8, 2019 - 1:46pm
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The battle over whether to begin construction on the Rosemont Copper Mine in southern Arizona is still going strong, but it took a very different twist recently.

The Environmental Protection Agency had been opposed to the project for more than six years — much of that time during the Obama Administration — but now the EPA has essentially stepped aside as the Army Corps of Engineers has approved a vital permit that could lead to the mine's construction.

Tony Davis of The Arizona Daily Star has covered the Rosemont saga extensively and was with The Show.

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