Saturday, December 14, 2013

State House hearing on Arizona copper impacts

The Arizona House Commerce Committee is hosting a meeting to discuss the economic impacts of copper mining in Arizona. Speaking on behalf of the mining community will be Red Conger, President of  Freeport McMoRan Americas and Chairman of the National Mining Association; Tom Aldrich, Vice President Environmental Affairs at ASARCO LLC.; Jamie Sturgess, Sr. Vice President at Rosemont Copper Company; and Andrew Taplin, Project Director at Resolution Copper Company.  [Right, copper sheets. Credit, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold]

Congressman Paul Gosar will join State Representative Tom Forese at the hearing, which is scheduled for 3-5 pm, Monday, December 16, in Hearing Room 3 of the Arizona House of Representatives at the State Capitol.

The special meeting is on the House Commerce Committee Agenda for 12/16/2013 at

The special committee meeting will be video webcast.  As I write this, the Live Proceedings (video) page for the House Hearing Room 3 reports nothing scheduled.  Archived videos are online for viewing at

[Thanks to Kelly Norton at the Arizona Mining Association for passing along the announcement]

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