09 Jan '12, 8pm

Salazar Signs Grand Canyon Mining Ban

Salazar Signs Grand Canyon Mining Ban

Associated Press Ken Salazar, the interior secretary, discussed the mining moratorium on Monday with a map of the Grand Canyon in the background at the National Geographic Society in Washington. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar formally signed a 20-year moratorium on new uranium and other hard rock mining claims on a million acres of federal land around the Grand Canyon on Monday, saying it was a “serious and necessary step” to preserve the mile-deep canyon and the river that runs through it. The move , which has been opposed by the mining industry and a majority of Republican politicians in Arizona, comes after more than two years of study. It reverses a decision by the George W. Bush administration to allow new leasing in the buffer zone around the canyon. In remarks at the National Geographic Society, Mr. Salazar said that 25 million people in four states depended on the ...

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