On Sunday, January 28, 2018, an article in the business section of the Arizona Daily Star titled, “Rosemont Mine ready to Build if Final Permit goes Through,” tells how Hudbay Mining is ready to build and can begin mining in 2022. I have written several articles in the Arizona Daily Independent: June 26, 2017, “Mining Permits are Bad Law, and November 13, 2017, “Have The Local Liberals Gone Crazy,” and December 11, 2017, “They’re Back… Anti-Rosemont Thieves,” concerning the blockage of permitting for Rosemont Mine. The most ridiculous bias relies on revenue and approval or rejection of the water issues of Rosemont Mine by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District and San Francisco Division and such bias should be outlawed.
The California public mind-set is anti-mine development by an out-of-control hot-bed of ill-informed, so-called environmentalists. Permitting and mine development should be the responsibility of local mine leaders, not by public interest lawyers retained by not-for-profit public interest groups.
For over a decade, Rosemont Mine has been a target of abuse from people who do not have expertise in mining, economic development and the constitutional rights of enterprise. The regulatory branches of the Los Angeles District and San Francisco Division have historically had an image of “sitting on their ass” and rejecting the Rosemont Mine through illegal delays. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs congressional law in order to remove them from any mine permitting authority. In many ways, our country is ruled by bureaucratic idiots who wish open borders and complain that a wall on our Southern border through New Mexico and Texas should not be completed. Prototype walls should be put to test and demonstrate how they can or can’t be scaled. The same goes for anti-mine advocates, who need to show proof of actual alarm and not be allowed to speculate on assumed harm.
Further, the concept that mine property or any other property can be condemned or zoned for non-use without purchase of the property by full and fair market value is outright stealing and needs to be retroactively eliminated.
Our democratic constructional freedoms are attributed to concepts of protecting property ownership and the freedom to engage in enterprise. This is what makes America great. The constant erosion of personal ownership and investment capital by welfare society advocates powered by liberal elitists is making our country 20+ trillion dollars in debt, and a third-world bankrupt nation.
There are other ways to correct the abuse on Rosemont and other mines. The Rosemont Mine needs only a permit from the Forest Service to spread the spoil and excess rock from the open pit that is on Rosemont’s property. Their mining plan includes covering the spoil with top soil so it will be useable for cattle grazing. Consider that the western states are primarily owned by the Federal government and do not provide a tax base. The mining companies should be authorized to buy government property and return it to a tax base. This would eliminate the time-consuming and costly permitting process that mining companies wrongfully must put up with. The Federal government owns too much land that needs to be returned to public ownership. Such a program could be used towards paying off our national dept.
By holding onto public lands, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service does not serve the interest of the public or enterprises by not selling the land of portions thereof, which are needed by mining companies, as such land holds no value as a recreational resource.
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