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May 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Rosemont Copper Mine: Memo in Support of Preliminary Injunction (No. 4:17-cv-00475-TUC-JAS)

Plaintiffs Tohono O’odham Nation, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and the Hopi Tribe move the Court for immediate injunctive relief barring Rosemont Copper Company from commencing the development of a new, mile-wide, open-pit copper mine southwest of Tucson. The project will ultimately disinter ancestral remains, obliterate archaeological and cultural sites, and permanently scar the natural beauty of the Santa Rita Mountains. Given the important and unique resources at risk, an injunction pending the Court’s final decision on the merits of this case is necessary and appropriate.

May 15, 2019 | Legal Document

Rosemont Copper Mine: Motion for Preliminary Injunction (No. 4:17-cv-00475-TUC-JAS)

Pursuant to F.R.C.P. 65, the Tohono O’odham Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, and Hopi Tribe respectfully request a preliminary injunction to prevent the Rosemont Copper Company from undertaking any ground-disturbing activities approved by the Forest Service in its June, 2017 Record of Decision or pursuant to Rosemont’s March 20, 2019 revised Mine Plan of Operations.

April 10, 2019 | Legal Document

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief: Rosemont Mining Company

The Tohono O’odham Nation; Pascua Yaqui Tribe; and Hopi Tribe are filing a complaint against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in re: the proposed Rosemont Mining Company's plans to excavate a mile-wide, half-mile deep pit to extract copper — a proposal that would spell the permanent devastation of this important center of Native American cultural and religious life, degrade the
Cienega Creek watershed, and destroy an intricate network of drainages containing some of the highest quality streams and wetland ecosystems in Arizona.

March 12, 2019 | In the News: Associated Press

Trump’s National Monument Changes Return to Spotlight

Heidi McIntosh, Managing Attorney, Earthjustice Rocky Mountain office: the lack of an outcome for so many monuments “raises questions if this was really about abuses they saw in monument designations or whether it was really more of a political deal that he had made with the Utah senators?”