As the hard facts about this proposed boondoggle become more widely known in Southern AZ, I can only hope that the augusta/rosemont/strongpoint pr lies & spin are going to be seen for what they really are.
Any rational person can appreciate the extremely negative impacts to the environment, scenic beauty and natural intrinsic value of the Northern Santa Rita's a gaping open pit mine and the thousands of acres of waste rock and toxic mine tailings would cause forever.....yes FOREVER....& don't get me started about groundwater, native habitat and air & light pollution, SR 83 safety issues etc. etc...
And any rational person would also realize that right now the growing regional Geotourism industry and all associated jobs & revenues created by it far exceed any supposed economic benefits a mine would create. FACT.
Q: When the mine closes in a few years after the permanent & irreversible destruction is done to the area who's left with the mess after the extractors have made their $ and bailed?
People who care about REAL Sustainable Economic Development in Southern Arizona need to get educated, get motivated, get vocal and get rid of rosemont!
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