Rosemont Copper Mine Debate Heats Up
By Robin Willis, CDPE, SRES, Associate Broker
Within 2 weeks the scoping period for the Rosemont Copper Mine ends. At that point, the environmental studies will begin and we won't hear anything from officials until spring of 2009. There has been a lot of conversation and excitement (not always in a good way) about the proposed mine from local citizens and even from our elected officials. On May 22, 2008, Representatives Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords sent a letter to the Coronado Forest Service regarding what they believe to be the flawed scoping period that is currently in progress. As many in the public have not been aware of the process and facts were not all presented at the beginning, they requested that a complete Cine Plan of Operations be created and that the scoping process should be restarted at that point. Addit...