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Heinrich Legislation to Protect Pecos Watershed from Mining in Northern New Mexico to Receive Key Committee Hearing

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, October 25, at 12:30 p.m. MT/ 2:30 p.m. ET, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) Pecos Watershed Protection Act, legislation to protect portions of the Pecos Watershed in northern New Mexico from mining, will receive a key hearing on pending legislation for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.  
The Pecos Watershed Protection Act would withdraw all federally-managed minerals in the watershed from development. This would prevent leasing, patent, or sale of all publicly-owned minerals.  
The hearing will be webcast live on the committee’s website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing concludes.  
WHAT: Heinrich’s Pecos Watershed Protection Act to Receive Key Hearing  
WHEN: Wednesday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m. MT/ 2:30 p.m. ET