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.

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 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

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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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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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.

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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