Trump may do something far worse to the Grand Canyon than build a Trump Tower in it.
According to The Guardian, powerful mining interests and allied officials in Arizona and Utah are urging a receptive Trump administration to lift the Obama-era ban on mining uranium in the area around the Grand Canyon -- a serious threat to the groundwater and anyone who drinks it.
Instead, we need to demand that the whole area be designated a national monument, thereby protecting it.
The mining industries are pushing hard to remove protections from national lands. We need to expand them. The Grand Canyon is an important case.
Past mining operations contaminated the groundwater that many rely on, including the Havasupai people who've lived in the area for generations.
For years, RootsAction.org has campaigned against mining and other dangerous development in the Grand Canyon area.
Let's continue to win in our efforts to protect this national treasure.
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> The Guardian: Grand Canyon at risk as Arizona officials ask Trump to end uranium mining ban
> Common Dreams: Grand Canyon Pillagers Hope to Harness Trump's Disdain for Natural World
> Grand Canyon Trust: Grand Canyon Uranium Decisions Loom Large in 2017