Reporting on the bill says that the U.S. government is being directed to give 2,300 acres to Resolution Copper. yes it does sound like a land grab by the copper company.
A couple of thoughts - and I appreciate your post -
1. "Reporting" is often an interpretation and not factual - it is in the eye of the reporter (often with an agenda), and depends on who is doing the reporting. I have seen both sides "reported" on this issue. My concern is a loss of public access to public lands, loss of private land mineral rights, and possible violation of past treaties with Native Americans who own and control mineral rights by Treaty.
2. Who "directs" the US Government to do anything? Oh, that's right...the US Government! Look up Bureau of Land Management. This Bureau is orchestrating the largest land grab, and control of private lands and restriction of private enterprise in recorded history.
Follow the money. The Copper prospectors MAY have struck quite a deal for mineral rights on Federal Land, without having to follow those pesky things called the Legislative Process and Constitution. If so, I can't blame them. BLM opened the door, invited them in, and offered.