Protect the Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining!

Before he left office, Bush-era Secretary of the Interior Dick Kempthorne ignored scientists and Congress and authorized destructive uranium mining on 1 million acres of land around the Grand Canyon. Soaring uranium prices have led mining companies to stake more than 10,600 claims on federal land – right along the Colorado River.

We can’t let this uranium mining destroy the Grand Canyon! The mining would threaten the drinking water for 30 million people living in the western United States and could devastate tourism, which generates more than half a billion dollars for the economy.

Urge your Representative to work with new Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to permanently protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining and pass the Grand Canyon Protection Act.

Please, take action and sign the petition


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One Response to “Protect the Grand Canyon from Uranium Mining!”

  1. Millie Enerson Says:

    We must stop this mining and preserve some of the most beautiful God made wonders of the continental U.S. I live within driving distance of the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon (in southern Utah) and is am able to enjoy these areas but I want my children and grandchildren for generations to come to have the same opportunity.

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