When discussing comments expounded by Rosemont copper concerning the proposed open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita mountains it is sometimes necessary to let the remark ripen on the vine. One such comment was made April 28, 2010 on the local television show called “The Tucson Morning Blend“ and now a year later it’s more relevant after other such comments.
Dan Ryan, public relations representative for Rosemont copper, and Rod Pace, Chief Executive Officer of Rosemont copper presented to the Tucson public the comment that the Rosemont copper mine tours were the number two tourist attraction in Arizona, exceeded only by the Sedona trolley.The segment is 5 min. and 55 seconds long and the comment is 3 min. and 15 seconds into the infomercial, The Tucson Morning Blend
They continued their explanation by stating that Rosemont copper had a total of approximately 3000 people who have taken their tour , perhaps their belief in this comment explains why they don’t understand what a loss of tourism can do economically.
This leads one to believe that there are only two possibilities concerning this comment made by Rod Pace and Dan Ryan, either they are exceedingly misinformed or they are not telling you the truth, which do you think is the truth?
This leads one into the second part of this story and that it is concerning information given to the forest service concerning carpooling for their proposed copper mine. The initial traffic impact studies performed by the company they hired evaluated the traffic impact utilizing two scenarios, either 75% carpooling or 100% carpooling. Surprise, surprise but utilizing those numbers it minimized the traffic impact to scenic State Highway 83.
The point to this side of the coin is that if they believe you the public will accept the comment that Rosemont copper is the number two tourist attraction in Arizona they must assume that you will believe that they will have 100% carpooling. That comment concerning carpooling is what was included in the information presented to the national forest service among the tens of thousands of pages of reports.