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Amodei pushes Yerington plan
by Tribune Staff
Apr 13, 2012 | 534 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is applauding the decision by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands to hold a legislative hearing for H.R. 4039, the Yerington Land Conveyance and Sustainable Development Act, on Tuesday. The hearing is a first step before the bill can be marked up by the committee and brought to the House floor for consideration.

“For more than four years, the city of Yerington and Lyon County have worked on this sustainable development plan to enable all community stakeholders to benefit from an increase in adjacent private lands,” Amodei said in a press release. “The conveyance of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land would enable the city and county to grow while providing needed tax revenue and the potential for hundreds of long-term, high-paying jobs.”

According to Amodei, the bill would convey approximately 10,000 acres of land administered by BLM to the city of Yerington for commercial, industrial, recreational and cultural development. The city and Lyon County are seeking to leverage the substantial infrastructure investments being made by Nevada Copper at its nearby Pumpkin Hollow project.

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