Nevada Copper Writes Senators Reid and Heller, and Congressman Horsford and Amodei – “WE HAVE JOBS!”

Nevada Copper Writes a Letter to Congress and Senate

Timothy M. Dyhr - Vice President, Environment & External Relations write the Senate and Congress urging them to share our stories with their colleagues in the House and Senate.

Read it here: Timothy M. Dyhr – Vice President, Environment & External Relations Letter to Congress and Senate

Letter Excerpt: 

“We are building a mine. Right now our production-sized, 2,000-foot deep shaft has been completed to 1,000 feet below the ground. We are presently employing approximately 100 people, 74 (68%) of whom are Nevada workers. We are well advanced on development of the Stage 1 underground mine. We have a development plan for the Stage 2 open pit mine. Combined, these two stages will directly employ approximately 1,300 workers, 130 times more jobs, not even taking in account the thousands of indirect jobs that will be created! When that happens I can look people in the eye – Nevadans – and tell them:

WE HAVE JOBS!”

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.

Contact your Senators and Congressman and “Like” our Facebook Page if you would like to help get the Lands Bill 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.

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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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.

If you would like to see our lands bill get passed, join the Northern Nevada Grassroots Coalition: Pass Bills. Create Jobs.

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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.

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

Cantor

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

http://majorityleader.gov/About.htm

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 . . . “.

http://majorityleader.gov/

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 . . .

1YearAnniversary

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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