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Japanese firm shifts copper foil plans from SC to Georgia

Jul. 20, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Japanese company announced plans Wednesday for a $150 million plant to make copper foil for electric vehicle batteries in Augusta, Georgia, instead of at its previously announced location near an existing Camden, South Carolina, facility. Nippon Denkai's...

Stop yelling at tourists, say police in Arizona destination

Jul. 14, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

JEROME, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a old Arizona mining town that gets 1 million tourists annually are warning residents to stop yelling at visitors or they could face harrassment charges. Jerome, population about 450, was once home to one of Arizona's largest copper mines and is now...

Some residents in Jerome yelling at tourists over parking

Jul. 13, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

JEROME, Ariz. (AP) — More than 1 million people a year visit the small north-central Arizona town of Jerome, the former home to one of Arizona’s largest copper mines and now a hub for artists. But police have a problem these days. They say some residents are yelling at tourists...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 29, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Ruling should end cop funding nonsense Minnesota Supreme Court rightly decides that Minneapolis must follow its charter requirements. Minnesota’s highest court recently made it official: Minneapolis...

Feds issue draft assessment that could doom Minnesota mine

Jun. 23, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a draft environmental assessment Thursday to lay the foundation for a proposed 20-year moratorium on copper-nickel mining upstream from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Formally, the proposal would “withdraw” from...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jun. 01, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 28, 2022. Editorial: Yes, use facts in BWCA debate Rep. Pete Stauber should follow his own advice about not letting unsupported opinions on mining get in the way. Our continuing call to stop a copper mine from opening on...

Tribal request to halt Arizona copper mine work is denied

May. 27, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a request by Native American tribes to stop Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. from preparing a planned new Arizona copper mine's site in the Santa Rita Mountains near Tucson. U.S. District Judge James Soto refused to issue a...

Company: Arizona mine project remains underway after ruling

May. 13, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Hudbay Minerals Inc. says it may appeal a court ruling against its planned use of forest land to store waste rock from a proposed new copper mine but that it also will continue planning for a nearby related project that would include using private land. The 9th...

Appellate court rules against mine company's Arizona project

May. 12, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a judge's ruling overturning a federal agency's approval of Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc.'s plan for a new open-pit copper mine in southeastern Arizona. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the U.S....

Utah copper mining company to produce rare mineral

May. 11, 2022 19:13 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah copper mining company will begin manufacturing a rare mineral used in solar panels that used to be discarded along with the other mine tailings. Rio Tinto officials and Utah Gov. Spencer Cox unveiled the plan Wednesday at the Kennecott refinery west of...