- Rosemont would create a toxic pit lake that won't be mitigated.
The Forest Service admits that Rosemont will leave behind a toxic pit
lake that would be deadly to migratory birds and other wildlife - a
violation of multiple laws - yet the agency refused to consider any
- The Forest Service claims - incorrectly - it does not have the
"responsibility or jurisdiction" to protect regional water supplies from
mine pollution. The FEIS acknowledges that the mine will violate
both state and federal water quality standards, yet the agency illegally
abdicates its responsibility for ensuring that the mine complies with
- The FEIS includes a previously unannounced transportation plan that threatens southern Arizona communities with serious health and safety risks from the mine's heavy truck traffic.
It's a clear violation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
to include this kind of significant new information at the last minute
without providing an opportunity for public review or comment.
- The Forest Service failed to include information about how Rosemont will meet its post-mining cleanup obligations. The agency's refusal to specify the details and amount of Rosemont's reclamation bond violates NEPA's disclosure requirements.
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