Foes Highlight Companies' Foreign Ownership in Bids to Halt Uranium Mining

Publication: The New York Times

Author: Manuel Quinones


05/04/2011 - Environmentalists trying to halt U.S. uranium projects are emphasizing the foreign ownership of mining companies.

A key issue: Companies that mine uranium and other hardrock minerals do not pay royalties to the U.S. government. Several companies that mine or are seeking permits to mine U.S. uranium are based in Canada.

Those companies are "able to take this uranium off of U.S. soil without paying taxpayer compensations," said Jane Danowitz, public lands director for the Pew Environment Group.

Read the full article Foes Highlight Companies' Foreign Ownership in Bids to Halt Uranium Mining on The New York Times' Web site.

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