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City of Elephant Butte Resolution of SupportPosted: 10/15/2015 | Posted By: News Resource/Publisher


RESOLUTION # 2015-02


WHEREAS, the New Mexico Copper Corporation is in the permitting process to establish the Copper Flat Mine to recover copper, molybdenum, gold and silver in Sierra County; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Elephant Butte to encourage economic development in the area that benefits jobcreation; and

WHEREAS, these potential competitive paying jobs will keep our younger generation in the community and will have a multiplier effect on the region’s economy allowing other industries to thrive and businesses that provide goods and services; and

WHEREAS, a healthy and sustainable economy improves the quality of life for all residents in the City of Elephant Butte; and

WHEREAS, the U. S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District Office is undertaking a comprehensive environmental study of the impact of the planned construction, operation, and mine reclamation of the Copper Flat Mine near Hillsboro, New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the City of Elephant Butte to inform the BLM Las Cruces District Office of our support for the Copper Flat Mine and the need for the economic benefits the mine will provide and the knowledge that the operators will utilize proven technologies that provide community safeguards and balance environmental stewardship.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Elephant Butte supports and encourages the granting of state and federal permits needed to facilitate the establishment of Copper Flat Mine in Sierra County.