Host: Sam Shad Co-Host: Paul Enos, CEO, Nevada Trucking Association
Guests: Tim Dyhr, VP Environment & External Relations, Nevada Copper Corp. Pundits: James Smack, Former Nevada Republican National Committeeman
Tray Abney, Director of Government Relations, The Chamber
Chip Evans, General Manager, America Matters Media
Reno Gazette Journal’s Ray Hagar, ranked passage of Nevada’s Land Bill his number two top story in 2014. To see the full article visit Reno Gazette Journal or click here. The Nevada Lands Bill highlight is below.
Nevada Copper ends this year with a jump start for 2015!
2. Massive Nevada land bills pass Congress: A collection of eight land bills that transfers 130,000 acres of federal land in Nevada to local control passed Congress after languishing in Washington for more than five years. A main part of this bill will transfer 10,400 acres of BLM land near Yerington to local control. It will jump-start Nevada Copper’s open-pit copper mining, leading to the creation of more than 3,000 direct and ancillary jobs in Northern Nevada. These bills probably would have never passed the U.S. Senate but Reid and Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., tied them to the Department of Defense appropriations bill. Copper, it was argued, is the second most-used metal in defense projects and Yerington is sitting on a ton of it. Plus the land transfers aids expansions of Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas and the Naval Air Station near Fallon.
President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law on Dec. 19th, 2014. The NDAA includes additional provisions that contain the largest public lands package since 2009.
The provision will direct the sale of 10,400 acres of land from the federal government to the City of Yerington. The land purchase will help the Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project realize its potential and bring high-paying jobs to Lyon County.
Click the link directly below to read an article from Dorothy Kosich at MineWeb which states that two copper projects will benefit from the provisions in the bill.