Category Archives: Yerington Economic Bill In Congress

where-we-could-bePassage of the Northern Nevada Economic Development and Land Conservation Act (H.R. 5205) will have a huge economic impact on Lyon County and Yerington because it will jumpstart the Stage 2 open phase of the Pumpkin Hollow Project, a $1 billion capital investment that will create 500-1,000 construction jobs and 950 direct, permanent jobs. Combined, the Stage 1 underground mine (currently under construction) and Stage 2 open pit mine will create approximately 1,400 direct permanent jobs and over 3,000 total direct and indirect jobs.

This bill is really a JOBS BILL!

On September 15th, the bill was passed unanimously by the House. We are now awaiting Senate approval and a signature from the President. We have approximately 20 days to see the bill passed by the 113th Congress.

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Questions or Concerns about the Lyon County Project, the Lyon County Economic Development Act, House Bill (H.R. 433 or H.R. 696) and Senate Bill 159? Please submit them by emailing: tdyhr@nevadacopper.com and we will get you the answers / address your concerns.

Steven Horsford Extra Mile Stories  Yerington   YouTubeSteven Horsford went the extra mile for Yerington and passed an economic development bill that will create thousands of jobs in Nevada.

Horsford has been instrumental in getting the Northern Nevada Economic Development and Conservation Act to Congress where it passed unanimously in the House on Sept. 15th, 2014.

Passage of the bill will jumpstart Pumpkin Hollow, bringing over 1000 high-paying jobs to Lyon County. It will also stimulate the economic flow of mining and construction vendors both locally and nationally.

We now have just under 1 month to have it approved by the Senate and sent to the President to sign.

Published on Oct 14, 2014
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Nevada Newsmakers Video

Tim Dyhr, Vice President of Environment and External Relations for Nevada Copper, talks about the Lands Bill awaiting Senate approval with host Sam Shad.

The bill was passed unanimously by the House on September 15th, 2014. It is now awaiting Senate approval.

We expect it to pass.


See more posts like this:

  1. Congressman Steven Horsford Discusses Lands Bill and Pumpkin Hollow with Sam Shad on Nevada Newsmakers
  2. Nevada Newsmaker: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal Hosts George Dini, Mayor of Yerington and Jeff Page, Lyon County Manager to Discuss the Northern Nevada Bill Recently Passed by the House but Still Awaiting Passage In the U.S. Senate

On September 15th, Congressman Steven Horsford, Congressional District 4, was featured on Nevada Newsmakers with Host Sam Shad. During the session he states:

“This is about creating 1,000 jobs in Lyon County in Yerington where a community that desperately needs it while transferring Public Lands for two (2) good uses – job creation and development and conservation due to wilderness designation”.  - Congressman Steven Horsford on Nevada Newsmakers September 15, 2014 minute 9:10.

To watch the video, click the image below or click here.

To hear Congressman Horsford’s update on the lands bill that is awaiting Senate approval, fast forward to minute 8:08.

Passage of the bill will jump start Pumpkin Hollow, resulting in over 1,000 jobs.

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On the Nevada Newsmakers, Monday, September 29, 2014, George Dini, Mayor of Yerington and Jeff Page, Lyon County Manager were guest speakers hosted by Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal, Nevada’s #1 Political Show.

Topic: The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205)

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Host: Ray Hagar, Reno Gazette Journal

Guests: George Dini, Mayor of Yerington and Jeff Page, Lyon County Manager
Pundits: Howard Rosenberg, UNR Professor of Art and Art Education
Heidi Smith, Former Republican National Committeewoman
Jesse Gutierrez, Former Executive Director, Nevada Hispanic Services

After three and a half years and about eight committee hearings, the bill finally passed the U.S. House of Representatives in September. The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act would create about 73,500 acres of protected wilderness in exchange for allowing 23,000 acres of federal land for economic development, including a copper mine. The biggest Nevada lands package in 16 years now awaits a Senate vote…..

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Nevada Congressman Steven Horsford and Yerington Mayor,  George Dini visit Nevada Copper, the Pumpkin Hollow Project on September 28, 2014.  The topic of their visit  -The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act (H.R. 5205). 

Discussion was on the public lands bill the House of Representatives passed earlier this month, which would create over 1,000 jobs and more indirect jobs.  Congressman Horsford thanked the work of Mayor George Dini, which they speak on a regular basis about the bill.

This is a bill that has unanimous support from the local community. It has unanimous support from the federal delegation of the state of Nevada. It passed without objection out of the House Natural Resources committee and passed in the House on September 15, 2014 and now goes to the Senate.

Lyon County has the highest unemployment in the State, averaging 12% over the past year. Congressman Steven Horsford says there is bipartisan agreement to make this bill a top priority.

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YERINGTON, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – The bundled seven Northern Nevada land bills is the largest package to pass congress in four years, according to Representative Steven Horsford, (D) District 4. 

“These bills help transfer land that’s currently managed by the federal government to our local communities,” says Horsford. 

The largest provision will allow the city of Yerington to buy about 10,000 acres from the federal government at fair market value for economic development. That includes copper mining by Nevada Copper.

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The House on Monday approved a package of Northern Nevada land bills that would create about 74,000 acres of federal wilderness while paving the way for development that could bring an estimated 1,000 high-paying jobs to Lyon County.

The House passed the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act sponsored by Reps. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, and Steven Horsford, D-Nev. The package of seven bills must still be approved by the Senate, where it has the support of Nevada Sens. Harry Reid, a Democrat, and Dean Heller, a Republican.

Amodei said he is grateful the House passed the package but frustrated it took so long. He is worried that the Senate will have little time to act in the few legislative days left this year.

“This is a bipartisan, consensus package, but I’m quite frankly worried about the ability to get anything through the Senate right now,” Amodei said in an interview Monday.

The bill with the biggest impact is the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act, which would allow the city of Yerington to partner with Nevada Copper to buy and develop about 10,000 acres of land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.

The legislation would accelerate development of an open pit mine near an underground mine already under construction. The mine alone would create about 800 jobs that pay about $75,000 a year, Amodei said. The legislation also would allow development of an industrial park and recreation areas.

The bill would also designate about 48,000 acres in Lyon County as the Wovoka Wilderness Area, which would be protected from development. Local officials say that area has cultural significance to Native American tribes.

The wilderness designation was key to getting Democrats to support the Yerington bill. The legislation passed the House in the last Congress without the wilderness provision, but it died in the Senate.

“Yerington desperately needs an economic jolt, and this job-creating legislation will put Nevadans back to work,” Horsford said. “The Yerington Jobs Bill is an example of what we can get done in Washington when we put petty partisan differences aside and come together for the good of our constituents.”

Another bill in the Northern Nevada lands package would give Elko County and the Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada the opportunity to buy about 275 acres of federal land to be used as a motocross, bicycle, off-highway vehicle, or stock car racing area.

The legislation also creates a 26,000-acre Pine Forest Range Wilderness Area in Humboldt County. The bill directs the BLM to exchange federal land surrounding nearby ranches for private parcels within the wilderness area.

The bills passed by the House also would:

• Transfer about 400 acres of BLM land within the Fallon Naval Air Station to the secretary of the Navy to be used to provide housing for Navy families and allow the base to grow.

• Allow the city of Fernley to buy and develop about 9,100 acres of BLM land within the city boundaries.

• Allow the city of Carlin to buy and develop about 1,400 acres of BLM land surrounding the city.

• Transfer the surface rights to about 1,750 acres of BLM land in Virginia City to Storey County to resolve conflicting ownership and title claims in old mining areas.

Contact Erin Kelly at ekelly@gannett.com

Article Source: http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2014/09/15/us-house-passes-northern-nevada-lands-package/15693231/

Harry Reid

Washington, DC – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act. This legislation contains language similar to that of legislation introduced in the Senate by Senator Reid and Senator Heller, including the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act, the Pine Forest Recreation Enhancement Act, and the Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act.

“Congratulations to Congressmen Horsford and Amodei on the successful passage of the Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act,” said Reid. “I am pleased to see bipartisan support for this bill in the House of Representatives. I commend my House colleagues on negotiating a compromise that could be supported by both sides of the aisle. These bills will bring much needed jobs to northern Nevada and protect some of Nevada’s most distinctive landscapes and I will work with Senator Heller to ensure their passage in the Senate.”

The Northern Nevada Land Conservation and Economic Development Act Includes the Following Measures:

Title I, the Pine Forest Range Recreation Enhancement Act: Would designate approximately 26,000 acres within the Blue Lakes and Alder Creek Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) as the Pine Forest Range Wilderness Area and release approximately 1,000 acres of the existing WSA lands. The bill would also direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to exchange federal lands surrounding nearby ranches for private parcels within the existing WSAs to allow for management of public lands and ensure the economic viability of privately owned ranches.

Title II, the Lyon County Economic Development and Conservation Act: Would enable the City of Yerington to partner with Nevada Copper to purchase, at fair market value, and develop approximately 10,000 acres of BLM land surrounding the Pumpkin Hollow project site for industrial, recreational, and infrastructure purposes. The bill would also designate approximately 48,000 acres in Lyon County as the Wovoka Wilderness Area.

Title III, the Carlin Economic Self-Determination Act: Would convey to the City of Carlin approximately 1,400 acres of BLM land surrounding the city for the purpose of multi-use development.

Title IV, the Fernley Economic Self-Determination Act: Would convey to the City of Fernley up to approximately 9,114 acres of BLM and Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) lands within the city boundaries at fair market value for the purpose of multi-use development.

Title V, the Restoring Storey County Act: Would transfer the surface rights to approximately 1,745 acres of BLM land in Virginia City to Storey County to resolve conflicting ownership and title claims.

Title VI, the Elko Motocross and Tribal Conveyance Act: Would convey to Elko County approximately 275 acres of BLM land to be used as a motocross, bicycle, off-highway vehicle, or stock car racing area. It would also put approximately 373 acres of land into trust for the Te-Moak Tribe of the Western Shoshone Indians of Nevada.

Title VII, the Naval Air Station Fallon Housing and Safety Development Act: Would transfer an approximately 400 acre BLM parcel within the confines of the Fallon Naval Air Station to the Secretary of the Navy. This land would be used for housing Navy families and would provide needed flexibility to grow the base.

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Article Source: http://www.reid.senate.gov/press_releases/2014-09-15-reid-statement-on-house-passage-of-northern-nevada-lands-bills