Ariz. County Says Copper Mine Would Disrupt Water Supply

Law360 (June 20, 2019, 8:23 PM EDT) -- An Arizona county and its flood control agency in a proposed amicus brief backed a federal court bid by tribes and environmental groups to stop planned work on a copper mine, saying it would cause lasting harm to the area's water supply, tourism business and natural habitats.

Rosemont Copper Co. would cause unnecessary damage to the Santa Rita Mountains and create public costs and long-term public impacts that wouldn't be mitigated by the mine project's projected economic benefits, said Pima County and the Pima County Regional Flood Control District, in their amici brief in support of the tribes' and environmental group's motions...

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