Nothing to see here, no filthy lucre touched any congressman's hands, just move on.........
Congress is poised to give a foreign mining
company 2,400 acres of national forest in Arizona that is cherished
ancestral homeland to Apache natives. Controversially, the measure is
attached to annual legislation that funds the US Defense Department.
This week, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees quietly attached a provision to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
that would mandate the handover of a large tract of Tonto National
Forest to Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of the Australian-English
mining company Rio Tinto, which co-owns with Iran a uranium mine in
Africa and which is 10-percent-owned by China.