Public needs to get vocal about Grand Canyon mining proposal

Posted: Feb 22, 2011

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The Arizona Republic

Uranium mines don't belong anywhere near the Grand Canyon. Too much is at stake, including tourism, wildlife, air quality and the drinking water of 25 million people.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recognized the risks in 2009 when he put a two-year moratorium on new mines on 1 million acres of public land around Grand Canyon National Park. He has proposed withdrawing the area from mining for 20 years.

Now, you can weigh in. You can help protect one of the most magnificent spots on Earth - and one of its most precious water supplies, the Colorado River.

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