Legislation for a federal-private land swap to allow the Resolution Copper mine to go forward was introduced in the US House today by Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Rep. Jeff Flake which is significant because she is a Democrat and represents the mine area. Mr. Flake (R-AZ) brings a bipartisan commitment to the proposal.
A Senate bill was introduced earlier co-sponsored by Jon Kyl and John McCain.
Full-scale development is held up, pending resolution of the land issues. [right, headframe #10. Credit, Resolution Copper]