Press Clips

The following are a partial list of news clips featuring the Coalition and our Member Groups.

Foes of Rosemont Mine remain confident (Arizona Daily Star, August 22, 2010)

If key activists are nervous about their chances of stopping the Rosemont Mine, they don’t show it, despite these obstacles:

Federal mining law tilts toward the industry.  Read More…

UA looks at mine-waste piles, sees potential solar-power site (Arizona Daily Star, July 18, 2010)

Researchers are trying to make mountains of mine tailings more productive and easier on the air we breathe, at the risk of making them more visibly apparent.

An experiment by University of Arizona scientists at Biosphere 2 in Oracle and at the Sierrita Mine west of Green Valley will test the efficacy of converting mounds of waste rock into solar power plants.  Read More…

Rosemont stressing copper’s greenness  (Arizona Daily Star, June 20, 2010)

The young girl stands in the sunshine, holding a solar panel, a symbol of a new copper mine’s environmental promise.

The slogan above her blond pigtails calls Rosemont Copper “A Bridge to a Sustainable Future.” The company’s position: “Copper is the essential element to a green economy.”  Read More…

Proposed Oak Flat mine requires more scrutiny (Arizona Republic, April 20, 2010)

The Sonoran Institute’s Luther Propst was on target in his critique of the proposed Rosemont mine south of Tucson (“Not all sites proposed for mines are inappropriate,” My Turn, April 3), however, he drew the wrong conclusion about Rio Tinto’s proposal to mine under Oak Flat Campground east of Superior.  Read More…

Sacred and Profane (Tucson Weekly, March 18, 2010)

Picture this: A foreign mining company, its finger on the pulse of rising copper prices, announces plans to open a vast new operation on the fringes of an Arizona city. The company and its political water-carriers are pushing the employment angle, though the quantity and quality of jobs any mine might produce are questionable.  Read More…

Twin Buttes mining may restart (Arizona Daily Star, January 26, 2010)

Mining giant Freeport-McMoRan has bought the long-closed Twin Buttes Mine site, near Sahuarita, for $200 million and may mine it once again, company officials said Monday. Read More...

expected to become lake when done
 (Arizona Daily Star, January 17, 2010)

Just call it Lake Rosemont.

Once the proposed Rosemont mine is exhausted of ore and shut down, look for a lake to fill part of the 2,000-foot-deep open pit where the copper came from, says a new report by a Rosemont Copper Co. consultant. Read More...

Here and Now: Proposed Copper Mine (KJZZ, September 18, 2009)

Steve Goldstein interviewed Arizona Mining Reform Coalition Director, Roger Featherstone and Resolution Copper’s CEO, David Salisbury, about Rio Tinto’s proposed block cave mine at Oak Flat near Superior.  Listen to the interview here (Note that that entire show is broadcast, the Oak Flat segment starts at 8 minutes and 7 seconds into the broadcast).