Groups Deliver more than 17,000 Petition Signatures to Governor Hobbs Urging Her to Shut Down Pinyon Plain Uranium Mine
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3d ago
to use her authority to close the Pinyon Plain uranium mine that threatens the waters of Grand Canyon and the Havasupai Tribe -- This comes after the groups, scientists, and many others sent a letter to the governor in January, outlining the ..read more
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Mining vs Environment (with Background Info & Statement)
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1M ago
By Gary Beverly, Don Steuter, & Stuart Chavez: In Arizona, reckless exploitation is permitted by obsolete federal mining law -- We are calling on Pres. Biden and Gov. Hobbs to use their tools -- to protect our lands, waters, wildlife, and our ..read more
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Groups, Scientists Urge Governor to Close Uranium Mine In Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni (Ancestral Footprints)
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1M ago
[calls for] AZ Gov. Katie Hobbs to close the Pinyon Plain uranium mine -- located in the country’s newest national monument, near Grand Canyon -- Closing the mine safeguards Tribal cultural heritage and prevents permanent damage to Grand Canyon’s ..read more
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Groups Urge Arizona Sen. McSally to Protect Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining
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1y ago
PHOENIX— The National Congress of American Indians and conservation groups today urged Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) to cosponsor the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act, which permanently bans new uranium mining across 1 million acres of public ..read more
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Arizona OKs Uranium Mining Permit That Puts Grand Canyon’s Groundwater, Springs at Risk
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1y ago
For Immediate Release -- Mine Threatens to Deplete, Pollute Groundwater, Springs -- GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality approved an aquifer protection permit late Thursday for a uranium mine near Grand ..read more
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Arizona to Permit Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Despite Ongoing Flooding, Water Contamination
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1y ago
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) proposed an aquifer protection permit Wednesday for a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park, with a history of flooding. The mine flooding threatens to ..read more
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Support for Havasupai Tribe Against Grand Canyon Uranium Mine
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1y ago
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK― Conservationists Back Havasupai Tribe’s Opposition to Grand Canyon Uranium Mine ― Arizona Regulators OK’d Mine Permit Despite Risk to Canyon’s Water ― Conservation groups joined the Havasupai Tribe today to denounce the ..read more
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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Decision to Halt Rosemont Mine in Arizona
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1y ago
TUCSON, Ariz.— A federal appeals court today upheld the invalidation of the U.S. Forest Service’s approval of a controversial open-pit copper mine in southern Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains ... is another blow to Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals’ plans ..read more
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Senate Committee Considers Grand Canyon Protection Act
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1y ago
Arizonans Urge Senate to Protect 1 Million Acres Near Canyon from Mining -- A Senate subcommittee held a hearing today on the Grand Canyon Protection Act -- an important step toward passage of legislation that will protect about 1 million acres of ..read more
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Grand Canyon Protection Act Considered in Senate
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1y ago
Senate Committee Marks Up Grand Canyon Protection Act -- Arizonans Support Protecting 1 Million Acres Near Canyon from Mining -- Today, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considered and offered amendments on the Grand Canyon ..read more
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