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A federal judge overturned the U.S. Forest Service's approval of a Canadian company's planned new copper mine in southeastern Arizona. The judge ruled the agency improperly evaluated and considered water use associated with the Rosemont Mine planned on part of the Coronado National Forest. (Anita Snow/Associated Press)

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Rosemont on hold: Judge blocks copper mine project in Arizona national forest

A federal judge has overturned the U.S. Forest Service's approval of plans for a new copper mine in southeastern Arizona in a decision that comes amid a larger battle across the West over the use of public lands for mining.