Land transfer tied to Rep. Renzi under scrutiny

The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is still opposed to a land transfer that has put Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) in political and legal trouble.

The tribe has mobilized opposition to the transfer of federal land to the Resolution Copper Co. The company wants to build a $3 billion copper mine on traditional Apache territory.

"We would always be opposed to trading it away," Chairman Wendsler Nosie told The Arizona Republic.

Renzi was pushing for the transfer but faces questions because the original legislation required Resolution to purchase land owned by one of his business partners. A new bill will be introduced by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Arizona), with the support of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona).

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Resolution Copper pushes federal land swap for mine (The Arizona Republic 5/9)

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