H.R. 2181: Chaco Cultural Heritage Area Protection Act of 2019

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Date of Report

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."

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To provide for the withdrawal and protection of certain Federal land in the State of New Mexico.

Sponsor: Sen. Ben Ray Luj├ín — 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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