Judge yanks Rosemont Copper’s air permit

12.3.2015, 22:37 -

An Arizona court sided with an environmental group and denied the issuance of an air quality control permit to the Rosemont Copper Company and its plans to build a $1.2 billion mine near Tucson.
Rosemont had been issued Arizona Department of Environmental Quality permit, which was challenged by Save The Scenic Santa Ritas group claiming that the modelling used by the agency was faulty. The environmental group argued that the modelling inputs, which were provided to Arizona’s regulatory agency, were neither representative or conservative.
Jude Crane McClennen of the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, agreed.
”Based on the foregoing, this Court concludes there was not substantial evidence to support the action of the AzDEQ, and the action of the AzDEQ was contrary to law, was arbitrary and capricious, and was an abuse of discretion,” wrote the judge in his ruling.
Rosemont copper project is a porphyry and skarn deposit and is located 50km SE of Tucson.

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