The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is in the middle of a public comment period for a draft Aquifer Protection Permit (APP) they propose to give Augusta Resources for its proposed Rosemont Mine.
There are many things wrong with the draft permit. Some are institutional with all APP’s and some are unique to this draft proposal.
While we are still reviewing the draft permit and factsheet, we have identified a number of problems with the proposal.
Please see a factsheet outlining problems with this APP.
Please see comments we have written on other Draft Aquifer Protection Permits to get a better idea of the institutional limitations of these permits in general.