BLM Approves Moss Mine Expansion and Exploration Project

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Washington, March 19, 2020 | Ben Goldey | comments
Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Mohave County Supervisor Hildy Angius, and Joe Bardswich, President of Golden Vertex released the following statements after the Bureau of Land Management approved the expansion of the Moss Mine project:

"The Moss Mine project is proof that Arizona can responsibly develop our mineral resources, while protecting our environment. This project will bring much-needed economic development to Kingman and all of Mohave County along with good-paying jobs. The decision to move forward with the Moss Mine project is another example of President Trump's BLM working better for our communities," said Congressman Gosar.

"The Moss Mine has been a great addition to our Community. From the first day they arrived, they have been generous to Bullhead City with their time and resources.  I am thrilled that the BLM process is over and the mine can expand and prosper and continue to provide good paying jobs in Mohave County," said Hildy Angius.

" We appreciate the advice and support extended to us by Congressman Gosar and his staff on the development of our Mine Plan of Operations and the subsequent Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. President Trump's leadership in cutting down the time required for NEPA  review and the work of the Western Caucus in educating all Americans on the importance of reasonable approaches to environmental management were significant factors in speeding up the process. A lot of people (Vertex employees and contractors, BLM personnel, contributing agencies such as the Arizona Game & Fish Dept., the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Mohave County, and Bullhead City, and many local residents) worked very hard in a co-operative fashion, to bring this review to a conclusion that saved 150 on-site jobs and found solutions to lessen impacts on the environment," said Joe Bardswich, President of Golden Vertex.

Background:
The Decision Record, Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact are on BLM’s ePlanning website. In addition, hard copies of these documents are available at the BLM Kingman Field Office and can be provided upon request.

Additional information can be found HERE.
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