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June 24, 2012 UPDATE: The Avaaz petition is still open --- (I would change the name and remove the "6 DAYS" except it would prally be starting over as a new petition unless the system has changed???)

March 29, 2009 --- The deadline for public comment is April 4th

1. The Letter, Renew all Moratoriums on Mining in the Grand Canyonin the BLUE BOX goes directly to the "targets" if/when you sign this action.  These are the same targets as the Avaaz petition. 
I still do not know where our comments go from here on this kind of action.
♥  If you have something to add that you want to be sure gets to its intended destination, I recommend:
2. posting it on the Avaaz Editable Petition (text of which is copied below).
3. making use of the contact info I have posted below (which does not include Obama) to take independant action by sending a personal message which is said to have the most effect (this is not a link - sorry for the confusion)
4 more actions you can take on this issue on the updates channel below.
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Dear President Obama, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and Arizona Bureau of Land Management,

I am writing to ask you to take urgent action to protect the Grand Canyon and choose Alternative B: protection for the full one million acres of land for at least the next 20 years.

The National Forest area around the Grand Canyon is an important ecosystem. Uranium mining is a growing threat to the park, with 1,100 mining claims within five miles of the Canyon. Uranium so close to the Canyon could seriously threaten the region and potentially pollute the Colorado River.

Please safeguard one of our most important national treasures by withdrawing the entire area described in Alternative B from location and entry under the Mining Law.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.



3. CONTACT INFO, InteriorDept., Salazar & BLM, AZ: (this is not a link either, but I cannot change the color of these until I can see the format code - hahahah - with this system I get to see format code when I want to see what it looks like and vice-versa when I need to see format code - works like a "charm" LOL!)

Here are a few ways you can contact the U.S. Department of the Interior, Secretary Salazar and Interior Dept. bureaus:
Phone: (202) 208-3100
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ E-Mail:
Web: Feedback form 
Snail Mail Address:
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington DC 20240

Questions about Arizona BLM and its programs may be directed to:
Snail Mail Address:

Arizona State Office
One North Central Avenue
Suite 800
Phoenix, AZ 85004-4427
Phone:(602) 417-9200
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     HERE IS


Letter to
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar
Arizona Bureau of Land Management,
President of the United States
"For two years, a hard-won moratorium on mining has protected the Canyon, but the ban is now set to expire. If the federal government doesn't renew it, a "Uranium Rush" of mining would permanently scar the face of this unique and priceless land, devastate local communities, and endanger water supplies for millions who live nearby." ~ Avaaz

In addition to irradiating the drinking water for millions of people and other living beings, the dispersion of radioactive waste is not containable or controllable in a LIVING BIOSPHERE.
Scientists do not know what to do with radioactive wastes and the devastating effects on ALL LIFE will be felt for half a million years.
Further commercial and/or military use of Nukes contaminates the ENTIRE PLANET.
Nuclear power is not a sustainable source of Energy.
Nuclear power is NOT SAFE.
Our natural nuclear reactor in the sky is an astronomical distance away for good reason.

(please see "Nuclear Power is NOT the Answer" by Dr. Helen Caldicott).

We the undersigned are strongly in favor of common sense renewal of the moratorium on Uranium mining in the Grand Canyon FOREVER.
We feel that RENEWAL of the MINING MORATORIUM in the Grand Canyon is the only SANE thing to do and that anything less is a betrayal of all Life, including our own.

We the undersigned call on you to please be a responsible steward for all Life on Planet Earth. Extend all moratoriums on mining, and ESP on Uranium mining, in the Grand Canyon for AT LEAST 20 years.

Thank you for your honest attention to preventing one of the biggest catastrophes to the "HeartLand" in the history of North America.


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