Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011Submitted by Tony K. on Wed, 10/26/2011 - 17:10
Today the house debated, voted on and passed HR 1904. Its passage grants the federal government authority to negotiate the exchange of a copper-rich piece of land in Arizona to allow the sub-surface mining by a corporation whose parent company is dually based in Great Britain and Australia. The gentleman who proposed the legislation is Rep. Paul Gosar, R-AZ.
"Under H.R. 1904, the Forest Service would convey about 2,400 acres of land in Southeast
Arizona to Resolution Copper Mining LLC in exchange for company-owned land of an
equivalent value. Of the company land, about 1,200 acres would become part of the
National Forest System, while about 4,200 acres would be administered as conservation
areas by the Bureau of Land Management." --from the CBO
I'm curious as to how Dr. Paul voted concerning this bill and its subsequent amendment proposals. Does anyone have any insight?