Wed September 25th, 2019
"[N]et federal receipts from mineral and geothermal leasing on the affected land will total $3 million over the 2020-2029 period. Under the bill, the federal government would forgo those receipts."
Sponsor: Sen. Ben Ray Luján — D — NM
Withdraws federal land within a 10-mile buffer of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico from entry under hardrock mining laws and from mineral and geothermal leasing acivities, subject to valid existing rights; and terminates any existing leasing agreements in the withdrawal area that are not producing by the end of their initial terms.
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