Thursday, June 11, 2009

GOP energy plan on AZ-UT uranium mining

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Republican energy plan released earlier this week calls for allowing "the creation of 100 new nuclear plants and spur uranium mining on the Arizona-Utah border," as well as fast-tracking oil shale development, Arctic drilling, and development of renewable energy.

In the past week, Senators from Arizona and Utah have released letters arguing against the proposed withdrawal of public lands in Northern Arizona from uranium exploration. [right, mining claims, springs, and seeps in northern Arizona. Credit, Sierra Club and Center for Biological Diversity]

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