Pinal County – U.S. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-01) and Paul Gosar (AZ-04) invite the public to attend a congressional town hall Aug. 20 in Superior to discuss legislative efforts to revive the Superior Mine project and bring thousands of jobs to Arizona’s Copper Corridor.
In February, the Arizona representatives introduced the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act (HR 687). In May, their legislation passed the House Natural Resources Committee and now awaits a vote before the full House of Representatives.
Superior Town Hall
WHEN: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 20
WHERE: Superior High School, 100 W Mary Drive, Superior
DETAILS: Media inquiries should go to Jennifer Johnson, email@example.com and 202-225-3361 (Kirkpatrick’s office) or Orlando Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org and (202) 226-8217 (Gosar’s office).
The Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act authorizes a land exchange near Superior, Ariz., that will open up land for a major copper mine in exchange for protecting more than 5,000 acres of Arizona conservation lands. The effort is projected to create about 3,700 jobs and have an economic impact of more than $61 billion. The region is part of Arizona’s Copper Corridor, where many communities have more than a century-long legacy of copper mining.
Congressional District One is a massive, mostly rural district that starts at the Arizona-Utah border, encompasses the state’s northeastern regions and includes portions of Pinal and Pima counties in the south. Kirkpatrick has district offices in Flagstaff, Show Low, Globe, Casa Grande and Marana.