Review of Rosemont public comments ongoing - Tucson News Now

Review of Rosemont public comments ongoing

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

There's an apparent hitch in the approval process for the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine.

The U.S. Forest Service said it's going to take more time to review public comments on a preliminary decision approving a modified version of Rosemont's operating plan.

A response to the objections was supposed to be out earlier this week. The Forest Service plans to provide an update on progress and the schedule for a final decision by the end of May.

In addition, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told Rosemont that the company's plan for reducing the mine's environmental impact does not meet standards for a clean water permit.

Rosemont says it is working with the Army Corps to address those issues.

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