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Big developments on the proposed Rosemont Mine south of Tucson. Agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack backed the Forest Service's development plan Thursday, saying doing nothing is not an option.
In the meantime, Forest Service analysts confirm they will miss a November deadline to release an environmental impact statement on the project.
On Friday, mine opponents sued to reverse Bush-administration rules they claim weakened environmental and taxpayer protections.