Saturday, May 1 2010 11:19 AM EDT2010-05-01 16:19:26 GMT
GRAPHIC PICTURES:CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - It was one of the most gruesome sights in Cleveland crime history.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
The controversial Rosemont Mine
project is a step closer to reality as the U.S. Forest Service gave the project
a preliminary green light.
After years of studies and
controversy over whether to build a copper mine Southeast of Green Valley,
Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch announced Monday the release
of a draft record of decision saying, the project as it stands right now meets
Although this is only a
preliminary decision by the USFS, the company pushing for the mine says the
draft record of decision now makes it easier to move forward.
Rosemont Copper Mine spokesman,
Dan Ryan, says the release of the document will allow other federal agencies to
proceed with permit requests.
However, opponents say that's not
the case. Gayle Hartmann, who is against the project, says the environmental
impact report recently released shows how destructive the project will be to natural
resources and will make it difficult to get other federal permits required.
As far as the possible impacts on
the environment, Ryan says, "we really haven't had the opportunity to
scrutinize it, so I reserve comment until we can really dive into that and see
Beginning January 1, there will
be a 45 day objection process where those involved in the process can weigh in.