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2012 News Releases and Action Alerts

  • February 27, 2012, Industry Tries to Overturn Ban on Grand Canyon Uranium MiningWASHINGTON— In an attempt to open public lands around Grand Canyon National Park to dangerous new uranium mining, the National Mining Association today filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the Interior Department’s recent enactment of a 20-year ban on new uranium mining development across 1 million acres. In response, the Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust and Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice and Western Mining Action Project, announced plans to intervene on the side of the government to defend the Grand Canyon. More...

  • January 31, 2012, Celebrate Arizona’s Centennial Through Conservation! More than 100 Conservation Advocates Meet with State Legislators for Environmental Day at the Capitol. Phoenix, AZToday at the Arizona State Capitol, more than 100 people from 25 different legislative districts and representing more than 20 groups met with their state legislators in support of environmental protection and conservation programs. More...

  • January 9, 2012, Grand Canyon’s Million-acre Uranium Mining Ban Finalized
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz.— Conservation groups are applauding the Obama administration’s final decision today protecting 1 million acres of public land around Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium mining. Today’s Interior Department “record of decision” establishes a 20-year ban on new uranium mining and mining of current claims without valid permits across 1 million acres (more than 1,500 square miles). The ban will protect Grand Canyon’s springs and creeks, as well as imperiled species like the humpback chub, from uranium-mining pollution. More...

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