Tag Archives: Grand Canyon

Biden To Designate New Arizona National Monument

NPR reports: President Biden is designating a new national monument near the Grand Canyon on Tuesday. The move protects lands that are sacred to indigenous peoples and permanently bans new uranium mining claims in the area. It covers nearly 1 million acres. The president will give remarks at the Historic Red Butte Airfield in Arizona at 11 a.m. local time …

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Trump Seeks To Re-Open Grand Canyon To Mining

EcoWatch reports: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service released a recommendation Wednesday to lift former President Obama’s uranium mining ban in the watershed of the Grand Canyon. The move was made in response to President Trump’s sweeping “energy independence” executive order in March to ease regulatory burdens on energy development. “This appalling recommendation threatens to destroy one of the …

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