From the “Cyanide Beach” in Italy to an Open-pit Mine in Arizona’s Sky Islands

13 Jan

Augusta Resource Corporation and the Rosemont Copper Mine

Check out InvestigativeMEDIA’s 24-minute video below, which reveals the deceptive business tactics of Augusta Resource Corporation’s top business executives when they operated a gold mine in Sardinia, Italy between 2003 and 2007.

Augusta Resource owns the Rosemont Copper Company, which is seeking government permits to build a mile-wide, half-mile deep copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson.

Six of Augusta’s current and former directors also served on the board of Sargold Resource Corporation. Sargold owned a gold mine near the small farming village of Furtei in southern Sardinia.

3 Responses to “From the “Cyanide Beach” in Italy to an Open-pit Mine in Arizona’s Sky Islands”

  1. earthfirstdurango January 14, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    Reblogged this on Southwest Earth First!.

  2. Lati January 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    I have seen this video. I was concerned by it. Which lead me to finding this. There isn’t much truth behind this. Just propaganda and one company trying to defend itself before a better company comes in.

  3. ohnwentsya January 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on 2012 Spirit In Action and commented:
    I reblogged this video from a friend’s blog and got a comment claiming it was propaganda-it looks like there is a VERY well funded effort to combat this truth telling video, which only adds to my suspicions about the mining company. Mining is NOT profitable, it is a very marginal business only functional if heavily subsidized by governments, as it most assuredly IS everywhere on Earth at this time. Where are they getting the money to throw around to make multiple websites supposedly debunking this? Thank you again to Earth First Newswire for always having so much useful stuff posted!

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