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Uranium Mining

The Grand Canyon Meets the Koch Brothers

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

Those who are against a permanent ban on uranium mining at the Grand Canyon gateway make up an unsavory stew.

Witnessing the Beauty of the Greater Grand Canyon

Margie Alt | Posted 06.03.2016 | Green
Margie Alt

I recently came back to New England from a visit to the Grand Canyon National Park--a trip that reaffirmed my commitment to protect this spectacular place and the surrounding area for future generations.

Why Are Navajo Elders Still Enduring Intimidation Tactics From Government Agencies?

Julia Orr | Posted 04.26.2016 | Green
Julia Orr

Ruth Benally, Dineh Elder, Big Mountain resident, matriach and activist. Published with permission from the Benally family. In a remote part of the ...

American Casualties of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

When Americans think about nuclear weapons, they comfort themselves with the thought that the vast, nuclear destruction of human life has not taken place since 1945 -- at least not yet. But, in reality, nuclear weapon-related destruction has taken place, with shocking levels of U.S. casualties.

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.

Kate Sheppard

Company Settles For Record Sum To Clean Up 85-Year Toxic Legacy | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday a $5.15 billion settlement with a subsidiary of ...

Poisoning the Sacred Lands

Jay Tavare | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact
Jay Tavare

If every action has an equal reaction, then I wonder what poisoning our Mother Earth will bring us? The stark beauty of the high desert in Monument Valley, reminds us how fragile life is. Man can so easily disturb the balance of nature with fatal effects for all.

On A Wyoming Ranch, Uranium Mining Trumps Clean Water

Posted 12.26.2012 | Green

ProPublica's Abrahm Lustgarten reports: GILLETTE, Wyo.— On a lonely stretch at the edge of the Great Plains, rolling grassland presses up agains...

Does La Plata County Have More Cancer?

Posted 01.07.2012 | Denver

A Colorado region known for producing large amounts of uranium in the 1960s has been selected for a large-scale study by the American Cancer Society (...

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.

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.

Colo. Demands Cotter Corp. Clean Up Defunct Mine Uranium Leak

Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

Colo. state mining regulators and Denver Water officials are demanding that Cotter Corp. clean up the defunct Schwartzwalder mine that is leaking uran...

We Can Only Mar It

Carl Pope | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's remarkable how often crucial moments in America's quest to preserve its wild legacy are embodied on the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Powertech Corp., Canadian Uranium Miner, Files Lawsuit Over New State Regulations

The Denver Post | Monte Whaley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A Canadian company with plans for an enormous uranium mine in Weld County filed suit earlier this week claiming new state mining rules are "unreasonab...

Nuclear Energy: Toxic, Expensive and Not Carbon Neutral

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

People, corporations and even environmental groups want to ignore the carbon emitted from nuclear power because to do otherwise makes the challenge of reducing carbon harder.

Uranium Mine: EPA and Powertech Drawing Criticism For Behind-Doors Meetings

Aurora Sentinel | Judith Kohler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Environmental Protection Agency is violating laws requiring public input by working behind closed doors to draft regulations for a proposed uraniu...

Powertech USA Claims Public Comments On Proposed Fort Collins Uranium Mine Are Illegal

The Coloradoan | Bobby Magill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Powertech USA claims public comment on its proposed Centennial Project uranium mine northeast of Fort Collins may be illegal. Also illegal, the compa...

Green News Report - July 21, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

Obama to ban antibiotics?; Mining the Grand Canyon; Chevron refuses to pay for environmental damage; The bulb is back.... PLUS: Wal-Mart going green!

Green News Report - June 23, 2009 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT:: Saving the planet on less than 50 cents a day!; Energy companies sued for conspiracy; Do not ask for whom the Toll House co...

Midnight Regulations: The Bush Administration's Final Right-Wing Tweaks

ProPublica | Joaquin Sapien and Jesse Nankin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here is a rundown of rules and regulations that the Bush administration is pushing through the rulemaking process in its waning days. We will update t...

McCain Approves Bush's Rush To Open Grand Canyon To Toxic Uranium Mining

The Wonk Room | Brad Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Bush Administration is rushing forward with plans to mine the Grand Canyon for uranium, ignoring a command from Congress to cease such operations....