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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.