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Senate panel to consider Pechanga land transfer


A subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing on H.R.3507, a bill to transfer 991 acres to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in California.

The land contains sacred rock carvings and is important to the tribe's watershed. The tribe has no plans to develop the land.

The bill passed the House last November by a voice vote. It includes a provision stating that the "lands transferred ... may be used only for the protection, preservation, and maintenance of the archaeological, cultural, and wildlife resources thereon."

The hearing is before the Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee. It starts at 2:30pm [Link].

Relevant Links:
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians - http://pechanga-nsn.gov

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