#AceNewsReport – May.13: We are seeing a #ProfitB4People deal here being slid through the backdoor as the U.S. Forest Service is poised to sign one of the two federal permits needed for a giant, mile-wide open-pit copper mine in Arizona. The announcement for what would be the third-largest copper mine in the county, if approved, it was quietly published Monday in the Federal Register Salon reported #AceNewsDesk
Proposed site in Santa Rita Mountains (Credit: Getty/Joesboy)
The developer of the controversial project (here’s the final environmental impact statement on the Rosemont mine) has been represented in Washington by David Bernhardt, the former lobbyist who has been nominated for the No. 2 spot at the Interior Department. Bernhardt briefly headed the transition team for Trump’s Interior.
“No rational analysis could lead the stewards of our public lands to conclude that this devastating project is acceptable,” said Randy Serraglio, conservation…
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