26 Oct '11, 9pm

Interior Backs Mining Limits in Grand Canyon: The federal government proposes to allow a small number of existin...

The Obama administration issued an environment impact statement on Wednesday for its proposed 20-year extension of a moratorium on new mining claims in a million-acre buffer zone around the Grand Canyon. Wednesday’s action starts a 30-day comment period, after which the Interior Department is expected to make the rule final. The proposed rule would allow a small number of existing uranium and other hard rock mining operations in the region to continue while barring all new mining claims. “The Grand Canyon is an iconic place for all Americans and visitors from around the world,” said Bob Abbey, director of the Bureau of Land Management. “Uranium remains an important part of our nation’s comprehensive energy resources, but it is appropriate to pause, identify what the predicted level of mining and its impacts on the Grand Canyon would be, and decide what level of risk is acc...

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