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Sun Aug 11, 2019, 03:58 PM

'Shocking,' 'blockbuster' Rosemont Mine ruling has national implications, experts say


For decades, the U.S. Forest Service has said it can’t say “no” to a mine on its land.

Now, the recent federal court ruling overturning approval of the Rosemont Mine on service land near Tucson will make it harder for the Forest Service to say “yes.”

Legal experts say U.S. District Judge James Soto’s July 31 ruling, if upheld in higher courts, will have national repercussions.

They’re using words like “chaos,” “shocking” and “blockbuster” to discuss the ruling’s ramifications.

The ruling could chill the hard-rock mining industry that has lived under a generally favorable legal climate since Congress passed the 1872 Mining Law to encourage mineral exploration of public lands.

https://tucson.com/news/local/shocking-blockbuster-rosemont-mine-ruling-has-national-implications-experts-say/article_55dd98cc-128b-5105-9590-186f8c2c1e8f.html

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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:03 PM

1. It will be overturned by the supreme court.

There is a pro-business majority on the court.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

2. I'm not sure it will be overturned.

It looks like a solid decision to me.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:25 PM

3. From your fingers to.....

well, I have no idea. I'm an agnostic.

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Response to AJT (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 11, 2019, 04:38 PM

4. ...to the supreme courts ears.

Just skip the intermediary.

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