Saturday, August 08, 2009

Interior Secretary Salazar to visit Resolution Copper mine

Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar is scheduled to visit the Resolution Copper mine site near Superior, on August 21, at the request of John McCain, according to a story in the Arizona Republic. McCain is a co-sponsor of legislation to swap 2,400 acres of federal land needed by the mining company, for 5,500 acres of environmentally-desirable lands elsewhere. Sen. McCain has put a hold on some Obama nominees to force action on the bill.

So far, the Obama administration has not taken a position on the land exchange, but Democratic congresswomen Ann Kirkpatrick is sponsoring companion legislation in the House.

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