Statement of Gayle Hartmann, President of Save the Scenic Santa Ritas:
The news today that the Los Angeles District of the US Army Corps of Engineers recommended the denial of the essential water permit for the proposed Rosemont Mine is indeed good news. The utter and complete devastation of our water resources that would result from this massive mine is well-documented. The recommendation from the District Engineer to say NO to this foreign mining company is consistent with both this agency and the EPA’s longstanding concerns about this project’s impact to southern Arizona’s water.
It is heartening to know that there are brave public servants who understand the importance of water in a desert and are willing to stand up and protect the public interests. If we deplete and contaminate our water resources, we have no future, economic or otherwise.
We understand that additional regulatory and potential legal steps remain. But today, we are even more confident that this mine will never be built.
For more, see these Links to Recent News
Unit of federal agency recommends denying key Rosemont Mine permit,Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star, July 29th, 2016
Federal agency recommends denial of key Rosemont Mine permit, Tony Davis, Arizona Daily Star, July 28th, 2016