On March 19th, 2011 recently appointed Coronado Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch and key members of the forest service spent a day touring the Sonoita region. The tour and presentations were arranged by the Mountain Empire Action Alliance. It was a pleasant day with many excellent presentations, lots of good food, and an informative but good time had by all. We would like to welcome Jim to the Tucson area, and to thank Jim and his staff for taking a day out of their busy schedules to spend with us.
Following is the presentation on Highway 83 outlining our concerns with Rosemonts proposed use of Scenic Route 83 for all of their traffic, effectively turning it into their haul road, one shared by the public.
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This site was created to keep the Hilton Ranch Rd community informed about local issues that effect them. Currently the primary issue that effects us is the proposed Rosemont Mine. Check out the Photo slideshow by Bob H click here for slideshow it may take a moment to load, its pretty big (Press ESC to stop the slideshow, or close the browser window). Be sure to take the Rosemont Mine photo tour, also courtesy of Bob H.
Rosemont: Do you trust them?
Rosemont sponsored Job Fair in Tucson the day before the final and only public open mic meeting in Tucson, at the same location
A couple of great YouTube videos by SSSR and Fred Tahse
Claims by Rosemont supporters that those opposed are nothing but NIMBY's
According the the USGS report on copper production in the US,
Pima County is already host to 3 of the 18 copper producing mines in the United States. Total copper produced is 11% of US production.
The Twin Buttes mine is no longer producing, but its legacy lives on. An article in the Arizona Daily Star on 2/20/2007 reported that Green Valley has higher Uranium, Cadmium, and Thallium levels in their water supply, and the culprit is Phelps Dodge's Sierrita and Twin Buttes mines. Not surprising the water flows from south to north in this region.
Please participate. Read about WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP STOP THIS MINE
‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’
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