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Village of Williamsburg - Resolution of SupportPosted: 10/27/2015 | 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 has a richand productive history in New Mexico’s mining industry and is endowed with natural resources including copper.

WHEREAS, it is the mission of the Villageof Williamsburg Board of Trustees to encourage industry to locate and createjobs that increases the economic base of Sierra County and harvests our naturalresources in a responsible fashion; 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 Village of Williamsburg Board of Trustees 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 Village of Williamsburg Board of Trustees supports and encourages the granting of stateand federal permits needed to facilitate the operation of Copper Flat Mine inthe County. PASSED,ADOPTED AND APPROVED THIS 27thday of October, 2015.