Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Bill would halt uranium mining on 1 million acres in N. Arizona
Legislation was introduced in the U.S. House yesterday to ban uranium mining on 1 million acres of federal lands in watersheds surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. This comes a week after a coalition of environmental groups filed suit against the U.S. Forest Service for permitting uranium exploration drilling to go forward in the Kaibab National Forest.
Rep. Raul Grijalva scheduled a House hearing in Flagstaff on March 28 to examine the impacts of uranium mining near Grand Canyon.
[above: map from Center for Biological Diversity]
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