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S.409 Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 02, 2010 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 279.

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources - Public Lands, Forests, and Mining

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  • 39% of users oppose S.409

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    39% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, oppose S.409.
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    • On March 27, 2009, by SylviaInArizona - This bill is fraught with problems...Water being one of the most important. Mining is an extremely water intensive industry and this bill does not tell us where the mine will get the water needed to sustain operations for the next 30+ years. The mine will require at the very least 20,000 acre ft. of water per year. Arizona and the West are in a drought! This land is Tonto Natinal Forest and currently used by many recreationalists. It is also protected by Public Land Order 1229 which deems it inviolate to mining. Can someone tell me what part of the land order some of our congressional delegates don't get? This land swap must not go through before ALL NEPA studies are completed! Promising to do it AFTER the land swap is having the fox guard the henhouse. And last but not least...this area is sacred to the Native Americans. Don't they have a right to continue to practice their religion?

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      As noted by SylviaInArizona, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 27, 2009, "This bill is fraught with problems...Water being one of the most important. Mining is an extremely water intensive industry and this bill does not tell us where the mine will get the water needed to sustain operations for the next 30+ years. The mine will require at the very least 20,000 acre ft. of water per year. Arizona and the West are in a drought! This land is Tonto Natinal Forest and currently used by many recreationalists. It is also protected by Public Land Order 1229 which deems it inviolate to mining. Can someone tell me what part of the land order some of our congressional delegates don't get? This land swap must not go through before ALL NEPA studies are completed! Promising to do it AFTER the land swap is having the fox guard the henhouse. And last but not least...this area is sacred to the Native Americans. Don't they have a right to continue to practice their religion? "
    • On March 09, 2009, by Mrs_B - I strongly OPPOSE this bill. 48.1% of AZ lands are already federalized!

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      As noted by Mrs_B, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 09, 2009, "I strongly OPPOSE this bill. 48.1% of AZ lands are already federalized!"
    • On November 02, 2009, by kgreene - One thing this area does NOT need is the kind of "economic value" brought on by a mine. The first mine's existence gave it a boom, but what followed was a bust that destroyed the area and left many people jobless with no option but to leave. Why start that cycle again, when you could create an industry that thrives on sustained development, such as tourism? The land is a perfect place: it's home to a free camping and picnic area, which means families can take vacations there at a fraction of the cost of a trip to, say, the Grand Canyon. And those "few" "Phoenix-based" recreationalists are actually better known as a nationwide community of rock climbers, birdwatchers, hikers, etc., many of whom come from all over the country at least twice a year to take advantage of the area's perfect outdoor temperatures when the rest of the nation is a frozen, rained-upon tundra of misery. Why would we want crappy, mine-destroyed land in exchange for the perfect tourism spot we taxpayers already own?

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      As noted by kgreene, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 02, 2009, "One thing this area does NOT need is the kind of "economic value" brought on by a mine. The first mine's existence gave it a boom, but what followed was a bust that destroyed the area and left many people jobless with no option but to leave. Why start that cycle again, when you could create an industry that thrives on sustained development, such as tourism? The land is a perfect place: it's home to a free camping and picnic area, which means families can take vacations there at a fraction of the cost of a trip to, say, the Grand Canyon. And those "few" "Phoenix-based" recreationalists are actually better known as a nationwide community of rock climbers, birdwatchers, hikers, etc., many of whom come from all over the country at least twice a year to take advantage of the area's perfect outdoor temperatures when the rest of the nation is a frozen, rained-upon tundra of misery. Why would we want crappy, mine-destroyed land in exchange for the perfect tourism spot we taxpayers already own?"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.408: Community Hospital Jobs Act of 2011 - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - February 16, 2011 by opencongress.org - A bill in the U.S. Congress: A bill to provide for the temporary retention of sole community hospital status for a hospital under the Medicare program. Source: http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills ... S.407, S.408, S.409, S.410

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      As noted by opencongress.org on February 16, 2011, "A bill in the U.S. Congress: A bill to provide for the temporary retention of sole community hospital status for a hospital under the Medicare program. Source: http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills ... S.407, S.408, S.409, S.410" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s408/show)
    • S.409: Combating Dangerous Synthetic Stimulants Act ... - OpenCongress - February 16, 2011 by opencongress.org - S. 409: A bill to ban the sale of certain synthetic drugs ... A bill in the U.S. Congress: A bill to ban the sale of certain synthetic drugs. Source: http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills ... -

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      As noted by opencongress.org on February 16, 2011, "S. 409: A bill to ban the sale of certain synthetic drugs ... A bill in the U.S. Congress: A bill to ban the sale of certain synthetic drugs. Source: http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills ... - " (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s409/show)
    • Antiquitäten und Kunst: Dän. Altmeister AXEL M. LASSEN, Bauernhof ... - December 30, 2010 by Antiquitäten und Kunst - THIEME-BECKER 21/22, S. 409, Weilbach= www.kid.dk u.a. AMLs Werke erfreuen sich bei internat. Auktionen, auch in Deutschland, wachsender Beliebtheit, Ergebnisse für vergleichbare Werke um 600€ zuzügl. 20% Aukt.gebühren. ...

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      As noted by Antiquitäten und Kunst on December 30, 2010, "THIEME-BECKER 21/22, S. 409, Weilbach= www.kid.dk u.a. AMLs Werke erfreuen sich bei internat. Auktionen, auch in Deutschland, wachsender Beliebtheit, Ergebnisse für vergleichbare Werke um 600€ zuzügl. 20% Aukt.gebühren. ..." (http://antiquitaten-und-kunst.blogspot.com/2010/12/dan-altmeister-axel-m-lassen-bauernhof.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Obama Admin, McCain Spar Over Ariz. Copper Mine Bill - June 17, 2009 by New York Times - Forest Service Deputy Chief Joel Holtrop told the Senate Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee that the administration has serious concerns about S. 409, ...

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      As noted by New York Times on June 17, 2009, "Forest Service Deputy Chief Joel Holtrop told the Senate Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee that the administration has serious concerns about S. 409, ..." (http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/06/18/18greenwire-obama-admin-mccain-spar-over-ariz-copper-mine-72687.html)
    • Senate confirms 3 nominees for DOE, 1 for Interior - May 19, 2009 by New York Times - Kyl said yesterday that he would lift the holds after working out an agreement with Democrats that he would get a hearing on S. 409, which would facilitate ...

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      As noted by New York Times on May 19, 2009, "Kyl said yesterday that he would lift the holds after working out an agreement with Democrats that he would get a hearing on S. 409, which would facilitate ..." (http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2009/05/20/20greenwire-senate-confirms-3-nominees-for-doe-1-for-inter-19116.html)
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