by David Safier

The president and CEO of Augusta Resource Corporation and Rosemont Copper Company wrote put his name on an op ed in this morning's Star defending the proposed Rosemont mine against attacks in another op ed a few days ago. The defense takes up about a third of the column. The rest is some of the most shameless public relations blather I've read on the opinion pages. Honestly, they need to hire a better PR firm.

Here, for your reading pleasure, are some of my favorite moments.

… plans to develop one of the most progressive and efficient metal-producing operations in the world right here in Southern Arizona.

The project's future is bright …

Rosemont has achieved strong financing because its business model is based on …

… sound business models have served and will continue to serve as the basis for growing a business, and, ultimately, growing our economy. Today, more than ever, an economic engine like a Rosemont …

… let's set the record straight.

… very experienced team has developed an open, transparent and world-class approach with a detailed independent feasibility study …

We remain prudent and consistent in our approach …

… our nation's goal of a clean energy future and the new model Rosemont will create for sustainability and responsible mine development.

Doctor Word. Reading bad op eds so you don't have to.
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