Thursday, November 5, 2009

Protect Grand Canyon: 100,000 letters sent

November 5, 2009
Contact: Taylor McKinnon (928) 310-6713 or tmckinnon@biologicaldiversity.org


100,000 Letters Support Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining
By Center for Biological Diversity
Photo: Havasupai at gathering to protect Grand Canyon 2009 by Brenda Norrell

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— In a resounding display of public support, tallies released today show that the public sent nearly 100,000 letters and emails to the Bureau of Land Management favoring new uranium-mining protections in the watersheds surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. More than 21,000 of those comments were sent by Center for Biological Diversity members.
The comments, which were submitted in a public comment period that ended last Friday, voice support for the Interior Department’s proposed 20-year “mineral withdrawal” that would prohibit new mining claims and the exploration or mining of existing claims without valid existing rights across nearly 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park. The withdrawal would extend and strengthen protections set forth in the two-year land segregation announced by the Department on July 20.
Read more:
http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2009/uranium-exploration-11-05-2009.html

No comments:

Censored News PayPal



Censored News depends on reader donations for live coverage. brendanorrell@gmail.com

Censored News Copyrights

Copyrights of Censored News content are maintained by all writers, photographers and anyone whose work appears on Censored News. No content may be used without permission. No content may be used in any revenue scheme. brendanorrell@gmail.com