What Costs Nothing, but is Worth a Billion? Our Bill!

Worth 1 Billion Cost Nothing

The Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act will transfer 10,000 acres of BLM-administered federal land to the City of Yerington.

What Is It Worth? $1 Billion!

What Does it Cost? Not One Dime!!

*****NO COST TO THE TAXPAYERS*****

And, will jump-start the development of the Pumpkin Hollow Copper Mine that has an initial capital investment of $1 billion.

That’s not even the bottom line.  The new Copper Mine will help generate the following:

• $34 million in direct sales and use taxes
• $45 million annual local, direct payroll
• $10-12 million annually in net property and net proceeds of mines taxes
• $20-30 million annual federal taxes

What other federal legislation can claim that kind of economic benefit without costing the taxpayers?

We hope that this bipartisan, locally-supported bill, A ONE BILLION DOLLAR economic bill, will pass soon.

To help support passage of the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate bill 159, “Like” our Facebook page and Share this post with your family and friends.

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This legislation is the right thing to do.  Help us and our Nevada Congressional delegation get it passed.

 

Yes, Majority Leader Cantor, You Can Help . . .

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“I’m trying to focus my work here . . . on people who have real problems . . .“                                             – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, CNN, June 15, 2014

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On Sunday June 15, in an interview on CNN, Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stated “I’m trying to focus my work here . . . on people who have real problems . . . “.

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Here in Nevada and Lyon County people do have real problems. Unemployment remains at over 10%, businesses are starving and local governmental services continue to struggle. Unemployment would be much higher if not for the large number of people that have left the County and the workforce. There are no more jobs here than there were four years ago as previously reported on this site.

But we are people with a solution. We have a jobs and economic bill in Congress that would expedite development of a $1 billion mine that would create 1,000 direct jobs. It has languished for too long in Congress.

Congress need not search for solutions to our problems. We here in Lyon County have spent more than four years developing a solution: the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act (H.R. 696, which is also part of H.R. 433 and Senate bill S. 159).

Our message to Congress and House Majority Leader Cantor:

WE HAVE A SOLUTION. It is ready for action in the House, so yes Majority Leader Cantor, you can help. You are the Majority Leader until July 31. Bring the bill to the floor, pass the bill and create jobs!

 

Not-So-Happy Anniversary . . .

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Today, June 18, 2014, is the one-year anniversary that Senate Bill S. 159, the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act, was considered and reported favorably by the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee, without one vote of dissent. Over the past year, the bill has awaited Senate action and has not received one peep of opposition from anywhere or anyone. On the other hand it has received numerous endorsements of support over the past year.

We hope that this bipartisan, locally-supported bill, A ONE BILLION DOLLAR economic bill, will pass soon.

To help support passage of the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate bill 15, “Like” our Facebook page and Share this post with your family and friends.

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State Board Acts to Support Lyon County Land Bill

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The State Land Use Advisory Board has approved a resolution expressing its support of the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act.

The resolution, approved at last month’s meeting, had been requested by Lyon County Commissioner Virgil Arellano, who is Lyon County’s appointed representative to the SLUPAC, serving as its current chairman. It passed at the May 23 meeting.

The resolution is in support of the act, currently Title II of H.R. 433 and as Senate Bill 159, as it is making its way through the 113th Congress.

The Lyon County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution on Aug. 18, 2011, expressing its support of this congressional action, while the Yerington City Council supported a similar resolution on Aug. 22, 2011.

The bill would allow for purchase of more than 10,000 acres of BLM-administered lands near the Nevada Copper Pumpkin Hollow Mine at fair market value, paid by Nevada Copper, to be conveyed to the city of Yerington for economic development and recreation purposes — land to be annexed into the city — and designation of 48,000 acres in southern Lyon County as the Wovoka Wilderness area.

The bill has had a lengthy journey through Congress. It began as the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act in the 112th Congress, introduced in the House of Representatives as HR 4039 on Feb. 15, 2012, and as SB 2228, introduced in the Senate on March 23, 2012, over a year after the city of Yerington and Nevada Copper began working towards its introduction. It was later introduced as SB 3701 under the revised title, “Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act” on Dec. 20, 2012.

It was reintroduced in the 113th Congress as S. 159 on Jan. 28, 2013, and as HR 696 on Feb. 18, 2013. The Senate bill (S. 159) was then considered and reported favorably by the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee on June 18, 2013, without one vote of dissent. It was then listed on the Senate Calendar/General Orders on April 28 this year, which lists it as ready for consideration and vote on the floor of the full Senate.

HR 696 was included in a combined bill as Title II, combined with six other bills, becoming known as HR 433, the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act. It passed the House Natural Resources Committee by 29-14 vote on Jan. 28.

The bill would allow the city of Yerington to annex the lands and obtain a share of property and net proceeds of mines taxes. The resolution also notes 63 percent of the total acquired federal lands would be dedicated for uses other than mining, including infrastructure, commercial and industrial development, recreation, an events-concert venue and open space. It also notes the transfer of lands would not affect any sensitive natural resources.

The resolution also includes history about the conservation component that includes the proposed wilderness lands in the South Pine Grove Hills-Bald Mountain-East Walker River area. It also notes this area includes the Desert Creek-Fales Population Management Unit of the Bi-State Sage Grouse Distinct Population Segment, which is proposed for listing as a threatened or endangered species.

WHAT’S NEXT?

The land act is awaiting consideration and a vote o the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Article Source:  RGJ

 

 

Lightning Strikes Lyon County – 10,000 Facebook Likes and Counting

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“Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.”        - Mark Twain, 1908                                    

To our Followers: Thank you again for all for your support!

We started this campaign about 2.5 months ago.  Today, June 16th, 2014, we reached over 10,000 “Likes” on Facebook.

As you know, we have a bill stuck in Congress.  Our goal is to get social support to help expedite passage of the Lyon County Economic and Conservation Bill.

YOU are the lightning that will make this happen!

Our new goal: 20,000 “Likes”

Please ask at least one Facebook friend to “Like” this page. Supporting Pass Bills. Create Jobs. will help bring thousands of high-paying jobs to Northern Nevada.

Thank you for all of your help and participation!!

To help support passage of the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate bill 15, “Like” our Facebook page and Share this post with your family and friends.

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Let’s get to 20,000. This legislation is the right thing to do.  Help us and our Nevada Congressional delegation get it passed.  More lightning!