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Grand Canyon Mining

Why the President Must Ban Grand Canyon Uranium Mining

Mark Udall | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Mark Udall

The National Mining Association's president recently wrote that the impact of uranium mining on Grand Canyon National Park is "virtually nonexistent." That's about as reassuring as BP saying that deep water oil drilling poses virtually no risk to the Gulf of Mexico.

Fight Continues Over Grand Canyon Mining Ban

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Mining industry groups say a ban on the filing of new hard rock mining claims near the Grand Canyon is irresponsible public ...

The Grand Canyon: Not for Sale

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 03.17.2012 | Green
Sen. Ed Markey

In an effort to solidify their standing as the worst environmental Congress in history, House Republicans have proposed the unthinkable -- allowing a permanent uranium mining zone around the Grand Canyon. Something Congress has never done.

The Blink of an Eye

Michael Brune | Posted 03.16.2012 | Green
Michael Brune

The Colorado River needed millions of years to carve out the Grand Canyon. Letting mining companies run rampant could ruin it in the geological blink of an eye. Thank you and congratulations to the Obama administration for doing what's right.

U.S. To Limit Mining Near Grand Canyon

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 03.09.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is banning new hard rock mining on more than a million acres near the Grand Canyon, an area known to be ri...

Standing with Roosevelt and Salazar: No New Yellowcake Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema

Uranium mining doesn't belong here. It would wreak havoc on our local economies, our water supply, and our beautiful, quintessentially Western landscape all while putting tens of thousands of jobs in jeopardy.

AZ Game-Changer: Grijalva Endorses Wenona For CD 1 Race, Groundswell Backs Historic Candidacy And Grand Canyon Mining Ban

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

Signaling a game-changing shift in the Democratic Party's efforts to retake the northeastern Arizona congressional district from freshman Rep. Paul Gosar, Wenona Benally Baldenegro's campaign announced the prized endorsement of U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva today.

Protecting Our Grand Canyon Makes Sense

Tom Kiernan | Posted 12.14.2011 | Green
Tom Kiernan

The National Parks Conservation Association strongly supports Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar's decision to prevent new uranium claims near the Grand Canyon, and takes odds with the recent Wall Street Journal editorial critical of his action.

Grand Canyon: Iconic Landscape, Unprecedented Threat

Kieran Suckling | Posted 09.27.2011 | Green
Kieran Suckling

As early as today, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on a budget rider that would halt years of work to protect the Grand Canyon and the surrounding area from dangerous uranium mining.

Ban Extended On New Grand Canyon Mining Claims

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 08.20.2011 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Interior Department has extended a temporary ban on the filing of new mining claims near the Grand Canyon with an eye tow...

Mining Companies Take $1 Billion A Year From Public Lands Without Paying Royalties

Posted 06.15.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON (Deborah Zabarenko) – A U.S. law from the pick-and-shovel days of the Western frontier now threatens natural treasures including Grand Ca...

Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Halted

AP | JOAN LOWY and FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Thousands of mining claims dot 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says his department ...