Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tucson Chamber Board supports the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce supports economic development and job growth in the Tucson region. In that spirit, the Chamber supports the proposed Rosemont Mine. Our support is contingent on the anticipated acceptable result of the upcoming Environmental Impact Study (EIS) report and on the presumption that the mine’s construction is lawful.

The Chamber is sensitive to the potential impact this mine may have on the environment. We understand that necessary regulatory safeguards that are in place to ensure these concerns will be addressed and that Rosemont Copper will do whatever is necessary to comply with all such regulations.

The jobs that will be created by the Rosemont Mine are most assuredly needed to sustain the Southern Arizona economy. The ripple effect by Rosemont will have a positive economic impact on large numbers of businesses in our region.

We encourage the Federal government and all other agencies that control the regulatory process to thoroughly and expeditiously complete their analysis in order to begin timely operations.

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