One of the most deservedly celebrated natural wonders in North America is also among the most endangered. Plans for uraniuum mining, a tourist tram line, and massive "development" threaten the Grand Canyon and the Colorado River.
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A mining company, Energy Fuels Resources, is seeking to reopen the Canyon Mine near the south rim of the Grand Canyon and sink an additional 1,200 feet of shaft to reach ore.
A proposed 1.6-mile tramway would take tourists from new commercial developments on the canyon’s rim to the canyon’s floor.
The nearby town of Tusayan, Ariz., is proposing a mega-development that the superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has called one of the greatest threats in the park's 96-year history. The Stilo Development Group, based in Italy, would build in Kaibab National Forest, and profit from, 2,000 homes, 3 million square feet of commercial space, a spa, a dude ranch, and even a water slide -- with no source of water identified.
Click here to urge the Forest Service to reject the town's application for a special use permit because it is not in the public interest.
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CommonDreams: Grand Canyon in the Crosshairs?
National Geographic: Grand Canyon Development Plans