A recent survey of Arizonans across the political spectrum signaled broad support for the formation of Grand Canyon National Heritage Monument. The bill introduced last year by Congressman Raul Grijalva would give national monument status to 1.7 million acres of public land adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park.
Such protection would prevent future uranium mines in an area considered sacred by numerous American Indian tribes, and irreplaceable by non-native peoples around the world. As many as eighty percent of those polled said they would support the measure. Enthusiasm for the initiative cut across political party affiliations, gender, and place of residence (rural vs. urban).
The message was clear. Arizonans treasure their world-renowned public lands, and would not sacrifice them for the sake of the economic activity generated by expanded uranium mining. Follow this link for more information, and let your voice be heard