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Mine land swap bill remains at standstill

Posted: Wednesday, Apr 4th, 2012

Washington D.C. — H.R. 1904, the proposed Resolution Copper Land Swap Bill, which quickly got approval from the U.S. House last November and was sent to the U.S. Senate, hasn’t moved since the Feb. 9 hearing was conducted by the Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee back at the nation’s capital. It is now nearly two months later and proponents of the legislation needed for the $6 billion underground copper mine east of Superior are all basically saying the same thing, “we haven’t heard anything.”

A staff member in the office of U.S. Senator Jon Kyl (R-Arizona) told us last Thursday, “There isn’t any new information to share at this time.” Senator Kyl and Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) are the two major backers of H.R.

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