Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H.R. 1904 - Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2011

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Grijalva, Raul (AZ), Garamendi (CA)

#1

Would require that the remote operations center for the proposed mine be located in the local community, that the company actively recruit and hire local employees, that all ore produced from the mine be processed in the United States and that all equipment used at the mine be made in the United States.

Hastings, Doc (WA)

#4

LATE Would make technical corrections.

Luján (NM)

#3

Would exempt all Native American sacred and cultural sites from the land conveyance.

Markey, Edward (MA)

#2

Would require, as a condition of the land exchange authorized by the bill, that Resolution Copper pay an 8% royalty to the United States on all locatable minerals produced in commercial quantities from the federal land the company receives in the exchange. The Mining Law of 1872 does not require any royalty payment. Resolution Copper estimates the value of the copper ore at several billion dollars.