State of New Mexico Sierra County Resolution No. 100-075Posted: 04/05/2012 | Posted By: News Resource/Publisher
Supporting the mining of copper, molybdenum, gold, and silver within the confines of Sierra County, specifically supporting Copper Flat Mine
WHEREAS, Sierra County is endowed with natural resources including copper which is an important industrial element used in infrastructure, electrical power generation and transmission.
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Sierra County Board of Commissioners to protect the economic base of Sierra County’s natural resources in a responsible fashion; and,
WHEREAS, the economic base of Sierra County will be enhanced through the copper mine development to offset the poor economic times and create jobs for the people of this County; and,
WHEREAS, the quality of life in Sierra County will be enhanced through the development of copper to allow the county to continue to provide efficient and critical services for its citizens; and,
WHEREAS, the renewable energy needs of our County are dependent upon a continued supply of copper; and,
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Sierra County Board of Commissioners to support businesses that employ local citizens and utilizes proven technologies that provide community safeguards and balance environmental stewardship with copper and other natural resources production.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Sierra County Board of Commissioners supports and encourages the granting of state and federal permits needed to facilitate the operation of Copper Flat Mine in the County.
PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED THIS 5th day of April, 2012.