- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ regional office has recommended that a proposed copper mine in southern Arizona be denied a federal Clean Water Act permit.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/2aabn1R ) that the Corps’ Los Angeles regional office this week sent a recommendation to the agency’s San Francisco-based South Pacific Division Commander’s Office. A Corps spokeswoman says a full decision from the agency could be as many as six months off.

If the Corps had recommended the approval of HudBay Minerals Inc.’s permit for the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains, the recommendation would have gone directly to the U.S. Environmental Agency.

Rosemont has been in the works for several years but remains in the permitting phase.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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