The Grand Canyon is perhaps the greatest natural wonder in North America. If you caught Ken Burns' documentary series on National Parks you know that it was for years threatened by mining and reservoir building. Well, the region is still threatened.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is proposing to ban new mining claims on nearly one million acres of federal land surrounding the Grand Canyon to protect the Grand Canyon watershed from the many adverse impacts of mining. This is great news, but the Bureau of Land Management is still considering the proposal.
Please tell the BLM that you support the proposed mineral withdrawal as a step towards permanently preserving this critical region.
Want to know more? You should take a look at this page over on wilderness.org for more complete background on the uranium mining proposals, the 1872 mining law and more.
Thank you for all you do!