Saturday, October 18, 2008

Resolution copper land swap controversies

Two news items this morning affecting the proposed land swap needed for the Resolution Copper mine to move forward. [photo credit, Resolution Copper]

The Arizona Republic has a long analysis about environmental activist Bill Roe spending extensively to get additional lands along the San Pedro river near San Manuel included for preservation in federal legislation.

The second item is a report that attorneys for Rep. Rick Renzi want the corruption charges against him dismissed. Federal prosecutors allege that Renzi supported the land exchange for the Resolution mine only if they included land owned by a former business partner. That derailed the land exchange but it's been taken over by Sen. Jon Kyl.

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