Pew Environment Group Statement on Grand Canyon Uranium Drilling
“We are surprised and disappointed by the prospect of uranium mining within a stone's throw of the Grand Canyon. We urge the Obama administration to move quickly to remedy this situation and protect this timeless treasure for future generations to enjoy.
“Current federal policy that allows the mining industry to operate next to America's national icons and against the will of local communities must be changed. This situation should serve as a wakeup call: it's time to modernize the nation's 1872 mining law.”
The Pew Environment Group is the conservation arm of The Pew Charitable Trusts, a non-governmental organization that applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy, informing the public and stimulating civic life.
For more information on 1872 mining law reform, visit the Pew Campaign for Responsible Mining website: http://www.pewminingreform.org