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House takes up bill to authorize copper mine near sacred site
Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013
will be voting today on
, the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.
The bill authorizes a land swap between the federal government and
Resolution Copper Mining
. The land that the company will receive will be used for a copper mine near sacred Apache sites.
"The massive, underground block cave mine proposed by Resolution Copper Mining would destroy culturally protected and environmentally sensitive land within the Tonto National Forest," the
San Carlos Apache Tribe
said in a
Debate on the bill will last an hour,
according to the House majority leader's schedule
Get the Story:
Copper mine bill sparks debate over Native American sacred lands
(The Daily Caller 9/25)
San Carlos Apache Tribe: Copper mine threatens sacred lands
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