Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act

A measure selling the lands to a foreign mining company was slipped into a defense bill at the last minute.
Native Americans, particularly the Apache tribe in the area, say digging a massive mine under their ancestral lands will
Rio Tinto has pursued the deal for a decade, and it was apparently pushed into the NDAA largely thanks to Sen. John McCain
A BLM official was not immediately able to determine the status of that review, but agreed with Grijalva that if the land
But the bill comes at a time of extreme sensitivity about anything linked to Iran, under stiff sanctions because of its nuclear