US HB6189 | 2015-2016 | 114th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on September 27 2016 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2016-10-04 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Buffalo Tract Protection Act This bill withdraws specified Bureau of the Land Management (BLM) lands in Placitas, New Mexico, from all forms of mineral development under all laws pertaining to mineral leasing or mineral materials, including locatable minerals. Nothing in this bill prohibits the disposal of the surface estate of such BLM lands under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 or the Recreation and Public Purposes Act. Any disposal of the surface estate of the BLM lands shall be subject to the condition that the mineral estate of those lands shall remain under the ownership of the BLM, subject to the withdrawal under this bill.

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Buffalo Tract Protection Act



2016-10-04HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
2016-09-27HouseReferred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.
2016-09-27HouseIntroduced in House


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