Government Authorizes Grand Canyon Uranium Mining
The Bureau of Land Management has given the green light to new uranium mining exploration in the Grand Canyon:
All of the projects are within the 1 million acres of BLM and Forest Service land that the House Natural Resources Committee ordered to be withdrawn from new uranium mining claims in June 2008, according to the groups.
Jane Danowitz, U.S. public lands program director at the Pew Environment Group, issued a statement on the decision:
"We are surprised and disappointed by the prospect of uranium mining within a stone's throw of the Grand Canyon. We urge the Obama administration to move quickly to remedy this situation and protect this timeless treasure for future generations to enjoy."
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