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U.S. House Moves Forward with Arizona Land Swap


Location: Washington, DC

Today, U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) voted in favor of H.R. 1904, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act, legislation that facilitates a land swap which would open up the third largest undeveloped copper resource in the world. The bipartisan legislation seeks 2,400 acres of federal land in exchange for 5,300 acres of high value conservation land privately held by Resolution Copper, a copper mining project located in Southeast Arizona.

Lummis released the following statement:

"House passage of this important legislation is a perfect example of much-needed cooperation from Washington in unleashing the vast potential of America's job creators to lead our country out of our current economic stalemate. The end result of this land exchange will generate thousands of private sector jobs and contribute to mineral and energy independence, all while preserving and protecting high-value conservation land. We need to see more meaningful solutions like this one all over the country."

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