14 Oct '11, 7pm

Bill Would Open Grand Canyon Area to Uranium Mining -- By Foreign Companies

Bill Would Open Grand Canyon Area to Uranium Mining -- By Foreign Companies

In response to a rash of new mining claims near Grand Canyon National Park, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar issued a temporary halt in 2009 to new claimstaking on nearly 1 million acres of public land surrounding the park. The executive branch has applied the Federal Land Policy and Management Act to protect other places from new claimstaking, including Yellowstone National Park and Oregon's Coos Bay. Officials from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Southern Nevada Water Authority have pressed to limit new uranium mining along the Grand Canyon's Colorado River watershed, which provides drinking water for 25 million people... The Interior Department's action was necessary because the mining of gold, uranium, and other hardrock minerals is still governed by a law signed by President Ulysses S. Grant 139 years ago in 1872. The outdated law giv...

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