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Save the Grand Canyon


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Suzanne
- 1624 days ago - environmentarizona.org
In the last five years, mining companies have expressed the desire to mine on 800 claims within five miles of the Grand Canyon--close enough that the cyanide and other toxic chemicals they use to separate ore from rock could run off into the streams ...



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Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:24 am
Yet another example of greed -- allowing these mining companies to proceed will reek havoc and destruction and destroy our mother earth further -- not to mention putting lives of all in serious danger with more toxic cocktails in the earth and the water sources. Please help by signing the petition to save the Grand Canyon.
 

Allan Booyjzsen (169)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:42 am
The Grand Canyon is not just the most famous canyon in the USA, it is world famous. Isn't it one of the natural Wonders of the World! Mining companies only think of their profits and do not seem to care whaat they destroy in the process.
 

Elena P. (549)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:51 am
Action taken. Thank you Suzanne.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:52 am
Thank you Allan and Elena for commenting, noting and taking action. :)
 

gone g. (133)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:15 am
My God, what greed wont ask of our planet, our animals and of us. I am ashamed to be part of the human species. :(TY dear Suzanne fro bringing this to our attention. Action taken.
 

MARIA P. (100)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:17 am
Noted and signed, thank you!
 

Dianne D. (460)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:18 am
Petition signed. We need to keep some area's sacred from big business and this is one of them. What is they found what they were looking for here - we would not have a chance at saving this wonder.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:21 am
Done--thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:34 am
Thanks Suzanne, gladly signed.
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:37 am
Words for our time, POWER AND GREED. Seems big business and republican could care less about nature, our enviornment, mother earth. THEY JUST CARE ABOUT MAKING MORE MONEY NO MATTER HOW MUCH THEY DESTROY.

This madness has to end, and we have to get this kind of people out of control and office. Big companies can easily bribe (sorry, I should say donate) these politicians (and there are some democrates too). I'm sick of it.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:41 am
Amen Nick!
 

Gudrun D. (422)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:43 am
Thanks for joining us in taking action. Thanks Suzanne.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:45 am
Action taken, thanks Suzanne.
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:48 am
Signed ~ Thank you : )
 

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:50 am
Sending a Green Star is a simple way to say "Thank you"
You cannot currently send a star to Suzanne because you have done so within the last week
 

Margi L. (129)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:57 am
Signed! :)
 

Patricia Cannell (758)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:05 am
Signed petition today. thanks for the information. Why anyone would want to destroy Mother Earth even more is beyond me.
 

Mack David (100)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:05 am
Is anything sacred????????

Signed-Suzanne
 

dgypsy m. (31)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:06 am
signed and thanks suzanne.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:08 am
Noted and signed, it seems that nothing is sacred, We have to stop the insanity now so that the children of tonmmorrow will have these national treasures to cherish and be able to show their children and so on....I havn't even been there yet...you always think you have all the time in the world...until...
 

MICHELLE S. (101)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:11 am
Signed and noted...thanks! :)
 

Irene M. (40)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:13 am
Thanks for joining us in taking action. Thank you,Suzanne.
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:32 am
Noted and gladly signed~forwarded dearest Suzanne. Congrats on your first submission! You always bring most important news to our attention. I have read all wonderful posts on this thread. Thank you to everyone.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:35 am
Thank you all for noting, commenting, sharing and taking action signing the petition! To all that I cannot send green stars to because I've already done so... here are stars for you again!! *~*~*~*~* keep shining bright!
 

Jason Green (235)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:02 am
Thanks for joining us in taking action.
 

Shailja Mukhtyar (92)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:05 am
signed tx ...
i have seen the amazing beauty of the g. canyan, & would love to see it for ys to come.
in name of progress, look at the disasters of oil production in the gulf... at least for now,
Obama has delayed similar drilling in Alaskan Wilderness.
 

Heidi L. (88)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:17 am
Signed
 

Thomas C. (116)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:22 am
Signed and noted
 

Thomas C. (116)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:23 am
I'm surprised no dirty energy nut hasn't suggested filling the Grand Canyon with al that spilled oil!
 

Charmaine C. (176)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:24 am
Dynamic art still in the making. So old and so beautiful.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:32 am
Thank you ALL so VERY much for your notes and comments! I've been active in signing petitions and noting and commenting, but this was the first time I submitted a story myself - and just received the notice that it has made the front page and I get a golden note (seen them, never really thought about them).

As an inspired environmental activist ~ working with the Greenhouse Neutral Foundation (greenhouseneutralfoundation.org), and co-Founding with Gregory the Sustainability Education Network (sen4earth.org/articles) - our work as citizens of the world is more critically important than ever before.

I'm so very touched that you have all taken the time to note and comment ~ please keep sharing, caring, and taking action for our beloved earth!
 

Michael Carney (211)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:35 am
Noted and signed, thanks Suzanne The Grand Canyon is one of Mother Natures greatest works, and should always be protected from the greedy Bastards who would put profit ahead of the environment...
 

Cindy C. (125)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:40 am
Oh no can they not leave anything a lone. Grr its not fair at all.
 

Sue L. (66)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:45 am
I gladly signed the petition. We just have to protect and save such wonderful places for all to see and enjoy.
 

Sharon Balloch (132)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:00 am
signed and sad
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:08 am
CONGRATULATIONS Suzanne! Thank you for your endless hard work. I am honored to call you my friend.
 

Jeanne M. (84)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:16 am
Noted. Sorry I can't sign, though - I'm north of your border.
Good luck with the petition. Saving our fair places is a full time job these days.
 

Teresa P. (128)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:18 am
noted,signed and forwarded
 

Teresa Nemeth (370)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:22 am
LEAVE THE GRAND CANYON ALONE...MIND IT, DON't MINE IT.
 

Jeramie D. (31)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:34 am
That says it all, Theresa Nemeth. Mind it. Don't mine it.
 

lucy b. (36)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:48 am
NO WAY! it is a sacred landscape to bring joy to the World, it is spcial and unique, once any industrial activity occurs it will be ruined.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:49 am
Exactly Teresa!

I'm sorry Jeanne that you were unable to sign the petition. I have written directly to Environment Arizona as I have had others also who were unable to sign being out side the U.S. -- I do hope that they will take into consideration that the Grand Canyon is an EARTH treasure that must be protected; not just for AZ or the USA.

Everyone should be able to sign - the Grand Canyon is a wonder of the WORLD.
 

Glenda J. (158)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:00 pm
Wow for the first Suzanne you have received a great response and thank you for sharing this..
 

sherrie e. (147)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:11 pm
Signed and noted! What disgusting morons would want to ruin a NATIONAL TREASURE & NATURAL WONDER such as this for greed and profit! For the LOVE OF PETE, there really is nothing sacred or secure from these MONEY-GRUBBING wealth-mongers is there? And Teresa Nemeth, we need that on bumper stickers and T-shirts! Ty, Suzanne for bring this to us...what a sad day that someone would even CONSIDER ruining this beauty!
 

sherrie e. (147)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:15 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Suzanne because you have done so within the last week.
You deserve so much more than just a star! Thank you for all you do for this earth, this struggle to keep her alive!
 

Paul Harrison (26)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:20 pm
Noted and signed.Thank s suzanne for bringing attention to this extremely important issue! This Nyc born boy went to the Grand canyon a few Years ago,and was Knocked to the ground by it's awe-inspiring,breath taking beauty.money+greed=destruction! This has got to stop!!There are obviously some seriously demented folks out there that will apparently stop at NOTHING! even a national treasuere such as the canyon!
These are soul-less individuals,and thats really sad! Thanks again! Rock on!
 

(0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:24 pm
signed
 

Jen S. (110)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:55 pm
I am that relatively rare creature, a native of Arizona; though I no longer live there full-time, the Canyon is infinitely precious to me and to most Americans who aren't actively involved in selling it off in fragments to be mined and exploited until nothing that is unique remains...except the money the corporations reap. That mineral mining and other exploitatiosn should even be under discussion now, as the tragedy in the Gulf is doing irrevocable harm that will endure for generations is obscene. I will reiterate what I have said for the past two years: Ken Salazar was the wrong choice for Secretary, and every Bush/Cheny crony left at Interior needs to go back to the corporate world where, at a minimum, we can recognize them as the adversary.
 

Teresa E. (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 12:59 pm
I wonder what those greedy bastards will do when the earth begins to implode or spiral into the sun. My guess is suicide like you hear so much of when stock markets crash or someone if found out in a scam. Some people seem to have no soul or are so shut off by their greed. What will it really take to wake people up to what we are doing to the earth. We all need to take responsibility though. We consumers allow this to happen. If we all said no way, we won't drive or keep our house nice in cozy in winter and cool in the summer, this all could not happen or to the degree it does.

Signing petitions are great, but really what are we doing personally. Hard questions sometimes and a lot of soul searching.
 

Robin Yager (2)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:01 pm
Signed and green star sent to Suzanne.
 

Rev. Joseph V. (1)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:13 pm
I have signed the Petition and e-mailed it to others as well and I plan to watch out for any and all things in ref. to this and I will stay active.
 

Julie P. (17)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:15 pm
We just celebrated our 15 yr annv from marrying ourseves on the rim of the Grand Canyon! Sgned and noted!
 

SuS NoMail Plez P. (244)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:19 pm
TY Jenny. I agree 100%. It is obscene. "W" ,"Dick" and Co. errrr~ Regarading the Gulf, for everyone pointing fingers, "Dick" is a good place to start. Teresa~ I chose to make what I assume you are refering to as "sacrafices" many years ago. It is MY way of life. It is a choice, and I am proud to say I made the choice many, many years ago. I agree for many it requires much soul searching. I guess I am very Blessed, as it is the only way I can live...with my SELF. Great posts ladies.
 

Mike K. (1)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:31 pm
such a wonderful place!
 

Yvonne White (232)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:32 pm
Noted & signed!:)
 

Terry G. (11)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:35 pm
I've signed. The big companies have usurped our Natural Resouces and now are desperate to steal more, so they are willing to decimate our land to steal from us. Let them go to Afghanistan and get their minerals, not our
Grand Canyon! ! ! !
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:38 pm
Jenny S., Teresa E., that's what really raised my hackles first thing this morning was seeing that the greedy (bastages as I like to refer to them lol) keep trying to rape and endanger life just to line their own pockets. Well... I think it's fair to say that we've all had it UP TO HERE and THEN some!!

I've always loved nature and had the respect instilled in me of caring for the earth that gives us our life since I was a child - though sad to say I was caught in the "rat race" and though I still treasured the tranquility and peace of being one with nature, I found myself being a consumer of convenience -- until I had an epiphany one day when I was out sailing and became mad as hell. I've written about that experience in a blog called Letters from 2030 - look for Suzanne's Epiphany entry if you're interested in reading it. The Letters series is a good read... at lease I think so lol (http://lettersfrom2030.blogspot.com).
 

Barbara K. (75)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:43 pm
How pathetic is the country who would allow mining in our precious National Parks. Shame on all involved.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:45 pm
Rev. Joseph, thank you and everyone for continued shares - I hope this post will stay visible at least for a day or two so that we can help the petition get more signatures! It's on my fb also and I think a few have seen it there as well already.

Jules P. - wow! I'm in awe of imagining how beautiful that must have been to marry on the rim! I think I was always destined to end up in AZ... it's beauty has enamored me since I was a child. I do love it here - from my first day arriving I knew I was "home" in Arizona.

SuSanne... you had an epiphany too! There must be something in our names... lol

Terry G you are so right! It's their greed making them desperate - they "think" they have the rights.... they don't!!! They have no right to dredge into the womb of the Mother Earth who nurtures and feeds and cares for us. There is more than enough already in circulation around the world, there is no just cause warranting further destruction and depletion. Their greed is NOT just - it's just greed.

Keep signing everybody!! Yeah! :)
 

Gregory Hilbert (422)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:45 pm
Thank you Suzanne, I had no idea mining greed was threatening one of our most treasured natural wonders! Gladly signed the petition and noted! Let's hope Salazar and MMS are now paying closer attention than they were to offshore oil drillers!
 

Elle J. (279)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:46 pm
Petition signed, story noted. I also joined the grassroots movement to stop this mining. We are besieged with GREED! What will they do when all natural resources are gone? All animals are extinct? I am so sick of the greed in this country. Have you ever asked yourself...how much is enough? People with outlandish profits on their mind should have to face CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY of which I am a member. God help us if we don't get a handle on this outrage.
 

Ioan Pop (44)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 1:54 pm
Thank you Suzanne. Congratulations on a beautiful work
 

Hugh M. (75)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 2:17 pm
I completely agree the Grand Canyon is a world treasure and I too wish I could sign this. Thanks for letting us know Suzane.
 

catherine s. (3)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 2:20 pm
This rape of our mother must end
 

Gloria L. (58)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 2:20 pm
Thanks Suzanne and congrats.

The Grand Canyon is a sacred place. The emerging point. I have been many times. The first time I saw her, all of the burdens I was carrying fell from my shoulders and tears streamed down my face. I breathed in her sacredness. I heard the ancients chanting. I have "fire in the belly" for protecting her. Whenever do "we the people" get a say? Of course I signed the petition. Lovingly to all who responded. Thanks.

Unconditional Love. Spread it around. We all need it. NOW.
 

Linda L. (511)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 2:30 pm
Noted, Read and Signed, Thanks
 

Suzanne L. (3)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 2:58 pm
Are we the most ungrateful people...? take take take....IT IS TIME TO GIVE!!
SAVE ARE MOST PRECIOUS WILDLANDS!!!
 

Emily Distefano (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 3:11 pm
sick.... greedy and sick.... thats how i describe certain people these days....
 

Tamara WILLIAMS (176)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 3:24 pm
noted and signed. Why can't business people leave National parks and open land alone? GREED THAT IS ALL IT IS GREED THEY JUST WANT THE MONEY. Money cannot buy true happiness and I wonder when they look in the mirror are they really HAPPY with what they see. WHAT IS LEFT OF NATURE SHOULD BE PRESERVED.
 

linda b. (190)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 3:30 pm
Signed and Noted. Thank You Dear Suzanne.
 

Kathy B. (102)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 3:44 pm
Noted & signed - it's so hard to wrap my head around someone wanting to destroy a national treasure - what next Yellowstone?
 

John M. (6)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 4:03 pm
Signed and noted.I hiked the Tonto trail in the Grand Canyon and it was one of the most beautiful events in my life.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 4:08 pm
Thanks Suzanne. Signed and sent.
 

Teresa K. (33)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 4:44 pm
Gladly done and done! thank you!
 

Carol V. (28)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 5:20 pm
I can not believe this....shake your heads!! This is a monument, not to be destroyed by man. Leave it alone please!!
 

Stephanie C. (14)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 5:34 pm
signed, noted, & shared. The grand canyon is a beautiful place and must not be destroyed by greed!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 5:44 pm
Noted , could not sign [ Canadian } . Those beautiful places should be preserved for future generations .
 

Sue D. (156)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 5:52 pm
Wow, America's Great Outdoors initiative, and launched by the Obama Admin! It is no surprise that mining companies have been trying to get permits for the past 5 YEARS to get their share of deregulation's by the previous administration.... The majestic beauty of the Grand Canyon is MORE than deserving of more protection. Gladly noted and signed
 

Carmen M. (2)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 6:01 pm
signed.
 

Valerie W. (52)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 6:11 pm
Thanks Suzanne. Read, signed & noted. The Grand Canyon is a beautiful place that I was lucky enough to visit when I was a kid. I'd like to take our daughter there someday, IF it's still in it's natural, pristine, untouched beauty! Why do some people want to destroy everything, with no thoughts about the consequences of their actions!! I think, long after we humans are gone, the Earth will rebound & heal herself, it's sad that we won't be here to see & marvel in it's beauty!
 

David R. (45)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 6:36 pm
Noted, Thanks!!
 

Jacqueline S. (15)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 6:55 pm
Noted and signed
 

Magdalena M. (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:01 pm
Thank you Suzanne, noted and signed. I get allergies whenever I think about those assholes.
 

SAM LOVES PETER H. (143)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:39 pm
OK ... IT'S OFFICIAL ...
THE WHOLE WORLD'S GONE NUTS !!!
 

Gregory Hilbert (422)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:43 pm
Suzanne, just wanted to say it felt good to sign a petition against a disaster that can still be prevented and at no cost to anyone! We all need to imagine being able to see it just as it was when the first Native Americans saw it and left it, wholly unspoiled by anyone's greed!
 

Ancil S. (175)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 7:54 pm
Signed,noted,and cross-posted over to Face book,My space,and Twitter!!

I just hope enough of us can make a difference,and keep these heartless,greedy subhuman,knuckle-dragging Neanderthals from raping and pillaging our planet.
 

Lyn Z. (291)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:47 pm
Signed
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 8:51 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Robert Tomlinson (65)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:15 pm
I signed!! Thanks for informing us.
 

sheila b. (2)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:19 pm
What a shame. It is said that what goes around comes around. When it does it won't be soon enough for me. Not only is natural beauty being destroyed, but our children are being deprived of experiencing something very special. We can make a difference. We are making a stand, and that is very special as well.
 

Teddy Bear B. (62)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 9:44 pm
Would like to sign as sadly, i can no longer argue that mining companies and oil companies or authorities can be trusted even in an advanced jurisdiction can be trusted to extract minerals etc which we may need, for the benefit of the people, ensuring that NO damage results from such activity - which can and should be applied. All that seems to happen (well in too many cases at least) is that these corporations cannot help themselves to every last dollar that can be squeezed from it, influencing the law makers and the law keepers to let them do so, putting anything and everything at risk ..... yet IF the people were in control (why aren't they?) such would be avoided or the project abandoned!

In the mean time, we tear down the Amazon to replace trees with crops to feed the meat factories and do just as much to destroy our (long term) ability to enjoy nature - like the Amazon, like the Grand Canyon - which by the way, literally took my breath away like nothing before or since! Good Luck with this
 

Alice B. (241)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:38 pm
NOTED & SIGNED.
 

Yolanda S. (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:41 pm
Well I think harming such a natural wonder is terrible. I've only been to your lovely country once so far and would love to come back and see the grand canyon in its unspoilt state. Perhaps beauty and repect can win at least this time against greed. ;-)
 

Dalia H. (1283)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:41 pm
Thanks for joining us in taking action.
Signed and noted my Beloved Suzanne. Thank You so much for posting and sharing with Us.
HAVE A VERY BLESSED NIGHT EVERYBODY!
Much Love,
B.D♠
 

James Verry (0)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 10:47 pm
As the government does not own any part of this country, it has no right to allow any company to infringe on any national park. The people of this country own everything and the government needs to understand this.
The government is just a steward who jobs is to protect the lands, animals,waters, people and environment of this country.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:36 pm
Let us not destroy the Grand Canyons.
 

Linda Mills (104)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:41 pm
noted & signed
 

Caree C. (300)
Wednesday June 16, 2010, 11:45 pm
Noted, signed and joined - thanks Suzanne!
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 12:23 am
Thanks. Mining in the Grand Canyon would be a travesty.
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 12:29 am
Unfortunately we could not sign this petition - more is the pity. This is not just an American wonder it is a World Wonder - you have to stop this mining it is just insane. Just as we - in Australia - are battling to save the pristine waters off West Australia from drilling for gas.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 12:39 am
Signed and noted, thanks
 

Cheree M. (46)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 1:46 am
Noted & Signed, TY
Thanks for joining us in taking action
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 2:03 am
Noted and signed. Thanks
 

Ness F. (211)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 2:06 am
Noted and signed with much Thanks Suzanne
 

Lori A. (50)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:14 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Agnes H. (144)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:16 am
Signed and noted and I hope you get so many signatures that Salazar has to take action to stop the mining nr the Grand Canyon as it's a great shame if that's going to be lost together with the wildlife that's there and in the river coming down from it!

People can't keep anything alone, as here they want to start drilling for Gas on Aboriginal Land and the WA Premier said if the Aboriginals don't agree with it he's going to take the land of them! How's that for greediness. As you can see it's not only in the USA but all over the world and it has to stop. The governments can't just keep on taking land from the Wildlife or the Natives!!!!!
 

Arild Warud (169)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:30 am
Thanks for joining us in taking action.Thanks Susanne.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:50 am
TY Susanne. Signed. Why must we humans continue to destroy our home?
 

Kerstin Strobl (364)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:54 am
signed, thank you for information
 

Louis Olivencia (42)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 4:17 am
Thank you Suzanne. YOUR ONE LOVELY CARING PERSON ;-)
 

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 4:42 am
Signed TY Suzanne
 

Valerie S. (70)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 5:33 am
Greed runs rampant again! Is nothing sacred? They need to just leave it alone. The Grand Canyon is a beautiful wonderful natural area and MUST be left that way!!
 

Valerie S. (70)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 5:33 am
I signed and noted too. thanks!
 

Dan(iel)) M. (25)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 6:41 am
Sign petition!!! Did not know corporate greed was at work near such a treasured landmark. I guess I am not surprised though. Thanks for informing us Suzanne.
 

gerlinde p. (161)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 7:05 am
signed thanks
 

Jessica M. (14)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 7:29 am
Signed and noted!
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 7:55 am
Thank you all for noting, signing and commenting!

We will not let this rest - there will be additional opportunities soon to enable everyone take action on an international level. As soon as more is prepared and ready I'll post here as well as send out email messages and hope that you all will receive word for more action to take. I will also post on SEN4Earth (www.sen4earth.org/articles) - please watch for more!
 

Sydney White (0)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 8:04 am
thanks :)
 

Natalia B. (14)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 9:38 am
It have to be a breathtaking view! I hope that I will visit it one day :)
 

Alet Coetzee (59)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 10:24 am
Signed, thanks
 

Tekla Drakfrende (82)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 11:15 am
crazy....
 

Carol H. (32)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 12:02 pm
You know, years ago when these areas were designated 'national treasures' or parks, it was because we wanted them to remain untouched, beautiful, appreciated as is and preserved for the future generations. What happened to that mindset? Is there no place left on Earth that is sacred, that someone, somewhere had to rape and make a buck off of it?
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 12:19 pm
Exactly Carol H. - greed has raised it's ugly head once again and threatens this sacred treasure.

...and yes Tekla, it is crazy - crazy stupid to put at risk of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
 

Rita De Vos (87)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 12:54 pm
Thank you Suzanne for drawing our attention to this story! I gladly signed!
 

Diana D. (0)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 1:47 pm
"Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it." Teddy Roosevelt made this quote at the Grand Canyon, Arizona on May 6, 1903. He was commenting on how people should treat the Grand Canyon.

 

Katherine Maar (17)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 2:29 pm
Noted and Signed. Thanks Suzanne!
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 2:48 pm
Noted, signed & put on my facebook & twitters
Thank you Suzanne
You might want to check out Earth Justice I saw on twitters where they have some updates on actions we have all taken part in:)
 

John H. (2)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 3:24 pm
Enough is enough! We must stop pillaging the earth! Just because the ore is there, is not a sufficient reason to mine it!. Recycle more and leave the earth alone!
 

Kari D. (192)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 5:49 pm
signed
 

Anne Jo (12)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 6:32 pm
Support you all! Not the U.S. Citizen can't sign for it....
However, I think is necessary to protect it!
 

Fran away F. (115)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 6:59 pm
That's crazy!
Signed, noted and passed along. Thanks, Suzanne!
 

Connor Hocking (29)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 8:37 pm
we need clean energy NOW! help make this a possibility here
http://www.earthdayrevolution.com/
 

Beng Kiat Low (128)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 9:12 pm
Thanks
 

Shirley S. (176)
Thursday June 17, 2010, 11:47 pm
Signed & noted with DISGUST. Is there some evil plot to DESTROY everything AMERICAN ?
 

Brandie L. (21)
Friday June 18, 2010, 12:05 am
Thank you for the info...signed it!
 

JennyLynn W. (246)
Friday June 18, 2010, 12:19 am
There are just some things our government should do on its own, without us having to write to them or sign petitions, or hope for the best; some things should never be up for discussion at all. This is one of those things. Done with great hope and great disappointment.
 

Vilislav I. (8)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:30 am
Noted and signed, thank you Suzanne
 

kaye whelpton (38)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:42 am
Signed thank you Suzanne and thanks to Carol who forwarded this news item to me.
 

Marty H. (119)
Friday June 18, 2010, 2:07 am
Noted and signed and thanks Karenbee for the forward too! Thanks Suzanne!
 

Elle S. (6)
Friday June 18, 2010, 9:57 am
thanks for the info
 

Destiny S. (0)
Friday June 18, 2010, 11:49 am
The Grand Canyon is a wonderful place and we rly need to protect it the best we can
 

mrs` M. (1422)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:17 pm
The whole world has gone nuts. Will take action, thank you.
 

. (0)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:23 pm
We need to protect our most important and sensitive public lands from the relentless attacks of mining companies
 

Barbara L. (0)
Friday June 18, 2010, 1:25 pm
I remember as a kid visiting the Grand Canyon and was amazed. This place needs to be protected from greedy companies
 

Mervi R. (74)
Friday June 18, 2010, 3:46 pm
Noted, signed.
 

Alberta Gentleman (2)
Friday June 18, 2010, 4:58 pm
signed. Thank you.
 

Julija M. (2)
Friday June 18, 2010, 5:46 pm
noted and signed
 

Sylvie M. (46)
Friday June 18, 2010, 5:57 pm
I just can't believe how such a sacred place, famous worldwide, voted amonsgt the 7th Natural Wonders, visited by millions of tourists from all countries (many coming to the US of A JUST TO SEE THE GRAND CANYON!!) could be threatened by some greedy corps.
The 21st century is ALREADY TEN YEARS OLD, every single citizen, even in the deepest jungles, knows about all the threats we are imposing on our planet.
And while those people who live in the jungles and other "uncivilised" areas have been trying to warnn us for many decades, the final destiny of our Home, there's still a small minority of corporations and governments which hold most of the power, and which don't care a bit about THEIR OWN CHILDREN's future, as long as the shares of their companies keep a stable upwards progression.
Dear God, if you exist, please help us pitiful humans, always very proud of our "ability to control" our world : thus we might have "B plans", we have no "B planet" in case the A one becomes too damaged to be salvages.
 

. (0)
Friday June 18, 2010, 6:26 pm
Couldn't sign petition as I live in Mexico. It's Arizona. What else would they do?
Capitalism is above the law. How about we try Socialism instead? America has ceased to be a democracy.
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Friday June 18, 2010, 9:16 pm
Thank you all for taking action, continuing to note and sign the Environment Arizona petition as you are able. Please continue to spread the word for others to take action! I'm working on more action that can be taken by all global citizens.
 

Liliana D. (124)
Saturday June 19, 2010, 2:23 am
Noted ans shared. Unfortunately I couldn't signed albeit it is an universal matter...... Grand Canyon is a natural wonder who MUST be preserved for the future generations.
 

Fabienne Hendriks (12)
Saturday June 19, 2010, 3:49 am
Noted, signed and shared!
 

Brigitte H. (35)
Saturday June 19, 2010, 8:58 am
Noted & forward but couldn,t sign. Thanks.
 

AWAYNOW M. (463)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 11:58 am
Signed and forwarded..goodness, thought I got all of these petitions.

Thank you so much Suzanne for getting important one out there, YES the GRAND CANYOND should be protected, it was put aside by President Teddy Rossevelt (sp?) ...I have been there many times, and the beauty should never, never be touched!!!

 

AWAYNOW M. (463)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 11:59 am
Sorry, meant to add, forwarding to all of my USA E-Mail friends...this is WAY important...

Mankind's greed must END!
 

AWAYNOW M. (463)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 12:01 pm
Please forgive me for my typos...when I get excited on this laptop my fingers just run rapid!
 

Suzanne S. (760)
Sunday June 20, 2010, 4:06 pm
Hi everyone! Wanted to give you an update on my research and article, etc. for more action to save the Grand Canyon! I've found several petitions and will be posting links to them all with the article ~ thank you all for your notes and signatures so far ~ more actions for you to take coming soon!!
 

Seth E. (64)
Monday June 21, 2010, 3:09 pm
Took me a few days to get to it, but noted and signed.

Thanks, Suzanne!
 

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 6:11 am
Wow! This is such a discredit to the human race! Noted and signed, thanks!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 27, 2010, 5:52 pm
These mining companies have no social ethics or environment morals
Its the same thing with the mining up in the artic circle, the trash they leave behind when a mine closes down is unthinkable ig: bulldozers and all sorts of heavy equipment that are left to rust.

In the toundra if you step on one single wild flower it cant take up to 50 years for it to grow and bloom again !

p.s. couldnt signed I guess Canada is not a part of north america shhhhhhhhhh
 

paul l. (2)
Tuesday June 29, 2010, 3:34 am
Mining companies should be disbarred and sent to Myanmar. Maybe they can mine there to their hearts content!
Of course everything should be done to save the Grqand Canyon from mining even one displaced rock!

To the Canadian, whose comment was not accepted?
MMine comes from S.Africa and seems to be OK!
 

D B. (35)
Tuesday June 29, 2010, 6:32 pm
Signed and noted. My G_d, what won't the mining, oil, gas and logging companies do for a buck. The Gulf is for all intents and purposes a 'dead zone'. Now they want to pollute the Grand Canyon. I'm surprised they haven't used it as a land fill for all our garbage and then built condos on it. Give me a break.
 

gail dair (0)
Thursday July 8, 2010, 8:00 pm
Thanks Suzanne
 
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