12 Jul '11, 9pm

House Appropriations Committee Fails to Remove Rider that Could Put the Grand Canyon at Risk.

Statement by: Craig Obey, Senior Vice President for Government Affairs “Despite a valiant effort by Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia to remove an ill-conceived rider from the Interior Appropriations bill, and the bipartisan support his motion received, the House Appropriations Committee voted to put mining special interests above the millions of visitors to the Grand Canyon. The rider, if enacted into law, would prevent the Interior Department from completing the work necessary to protect Grand Canyon National Park and the Colorado River from nearby uranium mining development and potential associated contamination. “The rider was slapped onto the Interior funding bill directly in response to an announcement by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, after an exhaustive and thorough environmental review process, who said he intends to protect one million acres of federal lands around the...

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