Blackhawk Mines Corp Arizona Mining Project Wins Crucial Permit

As I reported here last month, the mine would occupy 4,750 acres of land in the Coronado National Forest, home to 10 endangered species in one the most biologically diverse areas in the country. Opponents of the mine include the mayor of Tucson and dozens of citizens groups. The Environmental Protection Agency has also raised serious objections, saying the project would eliminate and/or significantly degrade hundreds of acres of aquatic and riparian resources, including federal waters and critical springs and wetlands.