Saturday, June 25, 2011

Video of Sec. Salazar's mining ban announcement

The U.S. Dept. of Interior posted a video of Sec. Ken Salazar's remarks at the Grand Canyon last week, calling for a 20 year ban on exploration and mining on 1 million acres of federal land in northern Arizona.


  1. Anonymous11:26 AM

    Some people base their decisions on facts, others on idealogy.

  2. A ban is a broad brush that paints the prohibitionists as shallow thinkers who also intend to make a 'taking' of small, non-uranium mineral miners' rights, producers of special rare traditional materials mined for local consumption, like turquoise, or vanadinite recoverable by artisan small operations. Banning Corporate mining without protecting, preserving & promoting small mines is to ruin the only viable alternative to big pits where even an idiot can't help but find ore.