25 Jul '11, 4pm

#worstcuts

This afternoon, the House of Representatives is discussing a proposal and amendments that would severely restrict funding for critical environmental programs. The discussion centers around a 2012 Appropriations bill, which would set funding levels for the EPA, the Department of the Interior and other Federal departments. There are a lot of bad proposals in the bill and its amendments. These are, in our opinion, the worst ten. We'll reveal them all over the course of the day. Number 10. New mining near the Grand Canyon Part of the cuts to the Department of the Interior would prohibit that agency from restricting new mining claims on about 1 million acres of land near the Grand Canyon. Right now, there is a moratorium on new claims, including for the mining of uranium. Why? Because the Department of the Interior is trying to ensure that mining in the area doesn't contaminate...

Full article: http://www.greenforall.org/blog/todays-top-ten-worst-atta...

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