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TAKE ACTION: Tell the US Forest Service: Stop the Grand Canyon Uranium Mine!

Environment  (tags: conservation, destruction, ecosystems, climate-change, nature, government )

- 1271 days ago -
The U.S. Forest Service is allowing a Canadian company to open a destructive uranium mine on the south side of the Grand Canyon, flying in the face of a major ban on new uranium mining at the Grand Canyon, passed last year by the Obama administration.

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Beverly Fjobhunting (86)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:32 pm
Canadian company Energy Fuel Resources claims its mine should be grandfathered in because the rights were granted in 1986, and the Forest Service agreed - granting approval based on the seriously outdated safety study it conducted 27 years ago - during the Reagan Administration!2

The mine would not only put radioactive pollutants in the air in the Grand Canyon area, it also poses a major risk to water sources, including the Colorado River which supplies water to 30 million people in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities.

Tell the U.S. Forest Service: Don't allow uranium mining on the Grand Canyon.

Uranium mining rips up huge tracts of land to extract radioactive material for use in nuclear weapons and nuclear power plants.3

And incredibly, this destructive process is governed by virtually no environmental standards, falling under the incredibly antiquated Mining Law of 1872. The law contains no safeguards to protect soil, wildlife, people, or water resources from radioactive pollution, and the law actually makes exploitative mining a priority over all other uses on public lands.4

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar took a major step forward when he protected the Ground Canyon's surrounding areas from uranium mining, but now the U.S. Forest Service (under Secretary Vilsack and the Department of Agriculture) is flying in the face of the ban.

Sign the petition to the U.S. Forest Service now. We'll also deliver your petition to new Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewel, whose agency's ban is being undermined by this proposal.


Sue H. (6)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:35 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Judy C. (102)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:45 pm
Signed. Thanks Beverly.

Michela M. (4008)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:51 pm
it doesn't accept my signature...........

Kit B. (276)
Friday May 3, 2013, 5:53 pm

Your signature has been submitted. signed.

Terry V. (30)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:23 pm

"There is something fundamentally wrong with treating the earth as if it were a business in liquidation."
~ Herman Daly

Helen Porter (39)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:24 pm
noted and signed

Naoko I. (264)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:41 pm
Noted, signed and shared on FB. Thanks Beverly.

Jeannette A. (137)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:43 pm
done and done by 2 of us

Freya H. (355)
Friday May 3, 2013, 7:32 pm
Noted and signed!

. (7)
Friday May 3, 2013, 8:22 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Beverly.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:24 pm
Signed cheers

Giana Peranio-Paz (407)
Friday May 3, 2013, 9:34 pm
Noted and signed.

natasha salgado (715)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:00 am
Def signed,thx beverly.

. (0)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 11:20 am
petition signed

Elle B. (84)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:52 pm
Ty for posting. n~s~s

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"It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity. I hope that someday, our humanity might yet surpass our technology." —Albert Einstein

“Oh Beautiful for smoggy skies, insecticided grain,
For strip-mined mountain's majesty above the asphalt plain.
America, America, man sheds his waste on thee,
And hides the pines with billboard signs, from sea to oily sea.” —George Carlin

James Howie (168)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 4:40 pm
Signed and shared and will post to my groups, thank you

Spirit Spider (86)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 10:06 pm

alicia m. (97)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:17 am
noted, gracias

Paola Reyes (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:56 am

Emma S. (240)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:48 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.

Lynn D. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:28 am
Noted and signed!

James Travers (1)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:42 am
First the Keystone tar sands pipeline and now this... Did Canada declare war on the United States and I missed it?

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:13 am

Tal H. (10)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:15 am

Frances Darcy (225)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:16 am
Sorry, I have no zip code so cannot sign.

Fi T. (21)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:36 am
Leave the home of the wildlife tranquil

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:40 am

Kerrie G. (118)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:13 am
Noted, thanks.

Tom Tree (245)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:41 am
Signed, Noted & Shared
This is outrageous!

pam w. (138)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:42 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly!

June M. (137)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:46 am

Sandra Penna (136)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:47 am

Mike M. (44)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:07 am

Aileen P. (40)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:08 am
Outrageous! Noted....

Ro H. (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:18 am

Lydia No Fwds M. (80)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:17 am
Sadly it wouldnt let me sign, probably as I'm from the UK but you have my support, as this is Outrageous...
Yet another example of Destruction and Devastation will ensue, if this proposal goes ahead. :-(

Darren Woolsey (217)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:56 am
Noted, signed and shared.

Non-U.S. people perhaps can use 12357 as the zip code.

Anders Jonsson (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:29 am
Noted! We don't need more radioaktive waste.

Christeen Anderson (662)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 12:52 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:09 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Beverly!

R T. (14)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 1:26 pm
Unable to sign as it keeps asking for Street Address but their is no space for it.
You have my full support. It is rediculous to allow this type of operation.

Birgit W. (159)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:42 pm
Sorry, don't have a zip code.

Lorene S. (12)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 2:45 pm
Some corporation is trying to get permission to mine for uranium on Mt Taylor in New Mexico as well. And our "R" governor is probably all gung ho about it.
NM is already a radioactive dumping ground from the Manhattan Project; tailing all over the place.
I hope someone starts a petition for that. I don't know enough about it to do it.
They are turning America into Swiss Cheese and smelly rags

Paulett Simunich (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:03 pm
Cannot see how this could have happened......when something of 20+ years or long standing is is decided at that time what will be least that was the way it was done back in the day.......WHY do we always wind up in situations like this?????? and, no, I do not understand why the Candian company popped up at this point time...and why did WE go along with this.....!!!!!!!!!!!

Vicky P. (476)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:06 pm
Noted and signed

James Doeppers (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:25 pm

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:35 pm
noted / signed

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:42 pm

janet f. (29)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:54 pm

Nikki B. (128)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:16 pm
noted and signed. Thanks Beverly.

Ellen Kent (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:27 pm

Dori C. (17)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:33 pm

Lea Huber (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:53 pm
Signed and shared. Thank you Beverly!

Fran F. (122)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:47 pm
Mining the Grand Canyon for uranium is incredibly stupid and wrong. Signed and noted, thanks!

Marie W. (67)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:52 pm

Don Schwarz (5)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:29 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you beverly. That 140 year old mining law ought to be thrown away or burned or....The times have changed. And, don't we have enough uranium in the world already?

Stuart Thomas (503)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 8:38 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thank you, Beverly.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:35 pm
signed, thnx for posting in C.O.P.E. group, noted.

Sandra ;atterson (59)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:39 pm
signed and noted,ty

Liliana D. (123)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 10:44 pm
done, thanks

Dianne D. (491)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 11:25 pm

Inge Bjorkman (188)
Monday May 6, 2013, 12:16 am
Do not work

paul m. (93)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:24 am

Signed....That's a land-mark of and for the American people, how many tourests go there?

PlsNoMessage se (614)
Monday May 6, 2013, 2:32 am
Do not work

Daniel Partlow (179)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:39 am

Past Member (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:25 am
Mining the Grand Canyon is a crime. It has been there for far longer than humans. Individual humans are but transient beings. Leave it alone.

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday May 6, 2013, 6:53 am

Sara T. (3)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:00 am
How dare those vulturous thieves even think about ruining the citizen's parks founded by our forward-thinking forefathers!

Mike H. (254)
Monday May 6, 2013, 9:26 am
Signed thanks!

Lloyd H. (46)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:34 pm
Signed. Does not being 'granfathered in' require actually doing something.

Yvonne F. (180)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:55 am
So signed!!! Thanks Beverly

Kenneth V. (1500)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:08 pm
signed and noted

Jason Flint (5)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 7:07 pm
signed and noted

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 10:15 pm
Some common sense, please!

Past Member (0)
Thursday May 9, 2013, 10:50 am
N & S using postal code 00000 as petition won't accept a 6 digit Canad. postal code.

Sergio Padilla (63)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:05 pm

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:25 am
Noted and signed, because I care. I have been to the Grand Canyon and enjoyed the views of such a majestic art of nature, why would we want to mine it for the sake of self destruction. Is Amerika sucking on straws to make a $? I cannot believe it.
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