House to vote on Resolution Copper land swap

Sep 24, 2013 | 05:28 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  copper, Resolution Copper Mining, Arizona land swap, American Resources Policy Network, Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, Bruce Richardson, Paul Gosar, Ann Kirkpatrick Daniel McGroarty

NEW YORK — The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Sept. 26 on a bill to allow Resolution Copper Mining Co. to exchange more than 5,000 acres of land it owns throughout Arizona for 2,400 acres of federal land near Superior, Ariz., containing a large copper deposit.

The copper industry "has played a major role in Arizona’s early growth and economic development," Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D., Ariz.), one of the bill’s co-sponsors, said via e-mail. "We know that across the globe, there is a great need—an economic demand—for the high-grade copper these communities can produce, so we believe there is a way,....





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