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Mixed Reactions to Ban on New Uranium Mining

Conservation groups are applauding the Obama administration’s final decision this week, 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 […]

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Uranium Mining Appeal for Mine Near Grand Canyon

Conservation groups and American Indian tribes today filed an appeal in the 9th Circuit Court challenging a lower court ruling that allowed a uranium mine near Grand Canyon National Park to re-open without updating decades-old environmental reviews. The Arizona 1 uranium mine is located near Kanab Creek immediately north of Grand Canyon National Park. In 2010, […]

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Controversy Over Uranium Mining Heightened

SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN INTRODUCE THE NORTHERN ARIZONA MINING CONTINUITY ACT   Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Mike Lee (R-UT) and U.S. Congressmen Trent Franks (AZ-02), Rob Bishop (UT-01), Jeff Flake (AZ-06), Paul Gosar (AZ-01), David Schweikert (AZ-05) and Ben Quayle (AZ-03) today introduced the Northern Arizona Mining Continuity Act […]

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Open Burning Banned in the County

The Coconino County Board of Supervisors today approved an emergency resolution to ban open burning on public and private lands in the unincorporated areas of Coconino County.  The ban will take effect on Saturday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. and will remain in effect until fire danger conditions subside. The ban includes all open fires, […]

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