Grijalva Letter to Chair Westerman on Saving Oak Flat from Foreign Mining – April 05, 2023

Washington, D.C. – In a separate letter sent to Natural Resources Committee Chair Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) yesterday, Grijalva aligned concerns about Rio Tinto’s connections to CCP with comments Chair Westerman made during last week’s debate on Republicans’ H.R. 1, the Polluters Over People Act. As Chair Westerman said, “The way we push back against China and the CCP is we produce our energy and minerals here. And we for sure don’t let China come to America and own any kind of lease on federal lands—or private lands.” Grijalva underscores these comments in his letter and asks Chair Westerman to hold a Committee markup on his Save Oak Flat From Foreign Mining Act, which he introduced again last month.

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