The threat to Grand Canyon from uranium mining is back in the news as the Natural Resources Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on a key resolution later this month.
A bill called the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act was introduced by Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz) during a visit to Grand Canyon in February.
A growing number of organizations and individuals have taken up the cause, including the Grand Canyon Trust.
Together they are mobilizing support for a permanent ban on behalf of the Canyon’s precious resources. These include the Havasupai people who have lived for centuries beside potentially affected waters, the park’s residents and many neighbors, and the six million visitors that come annually to enjoy the many wonders of Grand Canyon National Park.
Please heed the call to let YOUR elected officials know that you want them to vote in support of the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act. Follow this link for the latest update: https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/blog/house-hearing-grand-canyon-centennial-protection-act.