IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 2, 2021
Mr. Heinrich (for himself and Mr. Luján) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
To withdraw certain Federal land in the Pecos Watershed area of the State of New Mexico from mineral entry, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Pecos Watershed Protection Act.
Withdrawal of Federal land in Pecos Watershed area, New Mexico
Definition of Federal land
In this section, the term Federal land means the Federal land depicted as
Pecos Withdrawal on the map entitled
Pecos Watershed, upstream of I–25 Mineral Withdrawal and dated September 1, 2020.
Subject to valid rights in existence on the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal land is withdrawn from all forms of—
entry, appropriation, or disposal under the public land laws;
location, entry, and patent under the mining laws; and
disposition under all laws pertaining to mineral and geothermal leasing or mineral materials.