Press Release: Unanimous Vote Sets Northern Nevada Lands Bill On Path To Final House Passage

Jul 30, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) — today passed the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous consent. The bipartisan support clears the way for the legislation to be brought to the House floor in September as a non-controversial suspension bill.

The compromise agreement was made possible after adjustments to the legislation were made to a version passed in January.

“These are community-driven lands measures that will create jobs without cost to the federal taxpayer,” said Amodei. “For the second time in two years, the eyes of Northern Nevada turn to the Senate.”

“Working to create jobs and strengthen the middle class has been my number one priority in Congress,” said Horsford. “Today, Democrats and Republicans unanimously moved a legislative package forward that will grow Nevada’s economy. Thanks to Congressman Mark Amodei and others, we have been able to find common sense bipartisan solutions that bridge the partisan divide. When we work together and put Nevada first, political posturing fades into the background, and our constituents benefit.”

The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act includes the following measures:

H.R. 433, the Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act

H.R. 696, the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act

H.R. 1167, the Restoring Storey County Act

H.R. 1168, the Carlin Economic Self-Determination Act

H.R. 1169, the Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act

H.R. 1170, the Fernley Economic Self-Determination Act

H.R. 2455, the Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act

Article Source: Congressman Steven Horsford – original post here.

Press Release: Unanimous vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage

Congressman Mark Amodei : News Releases : Unanimous vote sets Northern Nevada lands bills on path to final House passage//

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact:               Brian Baluta (Amodei) 202-225-6155

WASHINGTON, D.C. –A historic package of Northern Nevada lands bills – six introduced by Rep. Mark Amodei (NV-2) and one by Rep. Steven Horsford (NV-4) — today passed the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous consent. The bipartisan support clears the way for the legislation to be brought to the House floor in September as a non-controversial suspension bill.

The compromise agreement was made possible after adjustments to the legislation were made to a version passed in January.

“These are community-driven lands measures that will create jobs without cost to the federal taxpayer,” said Amodei. “For the second time in two years, the eyes of Northern Nevada turn to the Senate.”

“Working to create jobs and strengthen the middle class has been my number one priority in Congress,” said Horsford. “Today, Democrats and Republicans unanimously moved a legislative package forward that will grow Nevada’s economy. Thanks to Congressman Mark Amodei and others, we have been able to find common sense bipartisan solutions that bridge the partisan divide. When we work together and put Nevada first, political posturing fades into the background, and our constituents benefit.”

The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act includes the following measures:

H.R. 433, the Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act

H.R. 696, the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act

H.R. 1167, the Restoring Storey County Act

H.R. 1168, the Carlin Economic Self-Determination Act

H.R. 1169, the Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act

H.R. 1170, the Fernley Economic Self-Determination Act

H.R. 2455, the Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act

Article Source: Congressman Mark Amodei News Release click here to see the original.

Breakthrough! Heller Files Job Creating Amendments to Bring Jobs Home.

Bring Jobs Home

Here, Senator Dean Heller gives a speech on the Senate floor on a variety of measures he has put forth to spur natural resources job creation throughout the West. Click to watch video.


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For Immediate Release:                                                                 Contact: Chandler Smith
July 23, 2014                                                                                      202-224-6244

Heller Files Job Creating Amendments to Bring Jobs Home Act

  1. 2569 currently under consideration on the Senate floor

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) filed five amendments to S. 2569, the Bring Home Jobs Act. These amendments are designed to help facilitate job-growth, cut bureaucratic red-tape and improve processes on federal lands.

“Considering more than 85 percent of Nevada’s land is federally-owned, more needs to be done to help Nevadans access the resources in our own backyards and to help communities develop and grow. Many of Nevada’s rural counties continue to struggle. Congress should take action now on these common-sense solutions that will help unleash jobs and make a real difference for Nevadans,” said Senator Dean Heller.

Heller has filed the following amendments:

  • The Lyon County Conservation and Economic Development Act will allow the City of Yerington to partner with Nevada Copper to develop roughly 12,500 acres of land surrounding the Pumpkin Hollow project site.  The Pumpkin Hollow project is estimated to create approximately 1300 jobs.  This legislation passed the Energy and Natural Resources Committee on September 10, 2103.
  • The Public Lands Job Creation Act streamlines the permitting process for mineral and energy development, while also preserving the time necessary for environmental analysis. The legislation gives the Department of the Interior (DOI) a period of forty-five days to complete the review process of notices sent from state Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices before they appear in the federal register. Senator Heller introduced this bill in March 2013.
  • The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act is designed to streamline the permitting process, specifically for solar, geothermal and wind projects. This legislation accelerates renewable energy development on public lands while generating revenues to help local governments deliver critical services such as road maintenance, public safety, and law enforcement. Revenues can also be utilized to support fish and wildlife conservation projects and to increase outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, and hiking. Senators Heller and Tester introduced this amendment as a stand-alone bill last year.
  • The Energy Consumers Relief Act will help protect Americans from billion-dollar Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that would increase energy prices and destroy jobs. The amendment requires the EPA to be transparent when proposing and issuing energy-related regulations with an economic impact of $1 billion or more. Senator Heller introduced this as a stand-alone bill in July 2013. Representative Bill Cassidy (R-LA) sponsored the counterpart legislation, which passed the House of Representatives on August 1, 2013.
  • The Emergency Fuel Reduction Act of 2014 will expedite the review process for wildfire prevention projects when wildfire risks on public lands pose a threat to critical infrastructure, private land holders, and endangered species habitat. The expedited review will help lead to an increase in grazing and timber jobs. Millions of acres of land in the State of Nevada are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the United State Forest Service. Over the past five years, the entire West has suffered from record wildfire damage.

Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) spoke on the Senate floor in support of the five amendments he filed to S. 2569, the Bring Home Jobs Act. The amendments can be found here.

Click here to watch video.

 

 

Mining – Our Heritage, Our Future. Help Nevada Move Forward.

Nevada Copper Sunset

Nevada is home to $9 billion worth of mineral resources. Lithium, gold, silver and copper are deposited richly throughout the state.

The environmental landscape is conducive to mining. There is rarely streams or sensitive environmental resources that would be affected by mining. The history of mining in Nevada dates back to the beginning.  Mining created the state, and still provides the backbone to the rural economy.

The mining industry has been getting some extra special attention and for good reason.  Tesla’s gigafactory may find a home in Nevada.  Pumpkin Hollow, Nevada Copper’s project out in Yerington could bring thousands of high paying jobs to the community.

What are we waiting for? Permits.

The problem is the permitting process.  The federal permitting process for new mines keeps ample resources locked underground and U.S. Manufacturers scrambling to secure raw materials from various foreign sources. Hal Quinn – President and CEO of the National Mining Association

Nevada’s own Rep. Mark Amodei helped pass bipartisan legislation that would streamline the permitting process and ensure better access to much-needed minerals and metals without bypassing environmental safeguards.

Mining companies say the job picture is still strong…even expanding. Nevada Mining Association president Tim Crowley state that there are new projects, “Like copper in Yerington, more mining in Eureka, and lithium for lithium ion batteries in Winnemucca.”

Besides the high pay, there have always been good benefits. Before there was an Affordable Care Act, almost all miners were covered. 93% of all miners received health care compared to the state average of 55% of all workers. College is covered too. As Crowley stated, “If you’re the child of a miner, you’re almost guaranteed a scholarship to an institution of higher learning.”

Help pass the economic development bill stuck in Congress. The Lyon County Economic Development Act, House bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate bill 159, will bring thousands of high-paying jobs to Northern Nevada.

The bill will jump-start Pumpkin Hollow – a Copper mine in Yerington, Nevada. The investment costs the taxpayers nothing but will bring millions in tax revenues and help boost a desperate economy.

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Small Business Owner and Family Man Writes Congressman and Senators Pleading to Pass the Bill

Local Business Man Writes Congress and Senate

Local business and family man writes Congress and Senate asking to please do everything possible to speed up the most important legislation for not only himself but for many other locals that struggle with the lack of work in the Yerington area.

Read it here: Local Business Owner’s Letter to Congress and Senate

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

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County Commissioner Virgil Arellano Speaks Out on the Bill

Published on Jul 9, 2014

County Commissioner Virgil Arellano Speaks on the Lands Bill that is stuck in Congress. Passage of the Lands Bill will bring thousands of high paying jobs to Lyon County.

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Mining Making a Comeback in the Midwest. Will We?

Mining Making a Comback

Photo Credit:  Eagle Mine/Associated Press

Photo Captions: A new nickel and copper mine planned for Marquette, Mich., is expected to pump $4 billion into the county over its eight-year lifespan and create hundreds of new jobs.

Below is an article about a copper mine making a comeback in the Midwest. We are hoping to have similar news once the lands bill that has been stuck in Congress for 2 years gets passed.

Passage of the lands bill will jump start Pumpkin Hollow – a billion dollar copper mine in Yerington, Nevada.  The investment does not cost the tax payers a dime but will results in thousands of high paying jobs and millions in tax revenue.

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Mining Making a Comeback in Midwest – Associated Press Story

WHITE PINE, Mich. – A way of life dating back more than a century appeared over in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula when the last copper mine closed in 1995, idling more than 1,000 employees and turning this once-thriving company town into a forlorn outpost.

Now a Canadian company is planning a new mine at the site a few miles from Lake Superior, where screeching gulls hover over empty buildings and parking lots are littered with broken glass. If Highland Copper Co.’s plans go forward, the area will be astir once more as underground ores are blasted, hauled to the surface and crushed at a mill to extract valuable minerals.

White Pine’s impending rebirth is almost miraculous to local residents who have borne the brunt of its demise, but it’s part of something even bigger: a surprising resurgence of a mining industry that once was an economic pillar in three Upper Midwestern states but has been in serious decline.

In the past few years, at least six open-pit or underground mines have been proposed or started in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, the first such ventures in decades. Additionally, four new Minnesota operations are using refined technology to extract iron from waste rock mined long ago. Other companies are exploring the region’s ample deposits of iron, copper, nickel and other metals, which have become more marketable because of improved technology and rising demand in the U.S. and China.

“I thought there was no way it was ever coming back,” said Dan Kessler, who was 34, married and the father of two young children when the White Pine closure left him jobless. Now, he says, if the project comes through, “I’d like to see the schools open again.”

Article Source:  Associated Press via The Durango Herald. Read the full story here.

This article may also be seen on Nevada Copper’s Pumpkin Hollow Website. Click here.

Check Out This Video That Shows How Mines and Their Minerals Help Produce Jobs for Americans

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As you know, passage of the bill that we have stuck in Congress will jump start a billion dollar copper mine in Yerington, Nevada called Pumpkin Hollow.  In full production, Pumpkin Hollow will bring thousands of high paying jobs to an area desperate for work.

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This Land Was Made for You and Me – Independence in 2014

This land is for you and me

Happy 4th of July . . . Independence Day

Let 2014 be the Year of Independence For Us!!

Fourth of July 2014

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Which is Better? $35 million or $1.3 billion?

Which is Better Photo

The illustration above shows the current Pumpkin Hollow Site and the Proposed Pumpkin Hollow Sites.

The Proposed North Open Pit is dependent on our bill passing in Congress.

The difference between where we are now and where we can be, is similar to a golf ball and a basketball….

Where we could be

What is better? $35 million or $1.3 billion?

430 Permanent Jobs or 1,000 + Permanent Jobs?

Pumpkin Hollow Site Updates and Comparisons:

Shaft Construction

  • Nevada Copper is currently constructing a 2,000-foot deep shaft.
  • 75 Construction Workers
  • 25 Temporary Jobs

*That is good, but tiny compared to getting the Stage 2 Open Pit Mine started.

Stage 1 Underground Mine

  • Nevada Copper has started construction of its 6,500 ton-per-day underground mine that will employ 300-500 construction workers and will have a permanent workforce of approximately 430 people when it begins operation in 2015-16.
  • 500 Construction Workers 430 Permanent Jobs.

*That is good, but not nearly as good as the Stage 2 Open Pit Mine

Stage 2 Open Pit Mine

  • If Congress passes the Lyon County Economic bill, Nevada Copper could build a 70,000 ton-per-day, open pit mine and construction and operation could start in 2016, and operation in 2018, two (2) years sooner than if the bill does not pass. It would employ 500-700 ADDITIONAL construction workers and would have a permanent workforce of approximately 950 people.

 *The COMBINED underground and open pit mine would employ 1,000-1,200 construction workers. And,  have a permanent workforce of approximately 1,380 people.

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