© Reuters. Apache Stronghold, a Native American group hoping to protect their sacred land from a Cooper mine in Arizona, place signs outside the 9th Circuit Appeal Court in Pasadena, California,US, March 21, 2023. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) – The US Forest Service plans to re-publish an environmental report before July that will set in motion a land swap needed for Rio Tinto (NYSE:)’s Resolution project in Arizona.

Joan Pepin, an attorney for the Forest Service, told an en banc hearing of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday that “the prediction for that is to be ready this spring.”

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