Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Northern Arizona uranium EIS public comment period extended 30 days

We heard from BLM this afternoon that the agency is officially extending the public comment period on the northern Arizona uranium EIS by 30 days until May 4. We had been hearing from people trying to wade through the vast amount of materials that they wanted more time, but it sounds like one or more of our Congressional reps also called for it.

This will undoubtedly push back the time line for the decision on the final EIS. The Interior Dept. segregation order for nearly 1 million acres of federal lands from mineral exploration and development, expires on July 21.

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