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Arizona's Grand Canyon needs your help!

Foreign mining companies are looking to take advantage of a uranium-rich piece of land just outside of the majestic national park. Increasing metal prices worldwide have prompted a rush to claim mining sites and begin extracting immediately.

If these companies move forward with their mining plans, countless plant and animal species will be in grave danger — not to mention the indigenous Native American tribes whose reservations are located near the area.

Uranium mining inevitably contaminates air and precious groundwater. The Colorado River, which runs through the Grand Canyon, supplies drinking water for people living as far away as Los Angeles.

Sign the petition opposing all current and future uranium mining plans in or around the Grand Canyon!

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Dear EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,

I am writing to enlist your help on an urgent issue that could affect millions of people, plants, and animals. Foreign companies are looking to establish mining sites near the Grand Canyon — where the land is rich with uranium.

Uranium mining poses grave environmental problems. Drilling for radioactive substances has proven to contaminate air and groundwater. If the mining plans move forward, the uranium could leach into the Colorado River — a river that supplies water to places as far away as Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Indigenous Native American tribes still inhabit areas around the Grand Canyon and would be in danger of contamination as well.

Rising metal prices have spurred on this rush to drill for uranium and other metals like copper and gold. But that's simply no reason to risk valuable plant, animal, and human life. We must not sacrifice our natural resources in the name of profit.

Please see that a moratorium is placed upon mining in or near Arizona's majestic Grand Canyon.

Petition Signatures

Apr 26, 2017 Suzanne Danielson
Apr 23, 2017 Christy Goldstandt
Apr 22, 2017 Chista Ashti
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 20, 2017 Annette Utz
Apr 20, 2017 Mickey Brewer
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 15, 2017 Sarah Townsend
Apr 15, 2017 Ruth Fichtner Mag. Dr.
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 Sharon Noll Please don't let this happen!
Apr 14, 2017 Ariel Adams
Apr 14, 2017 Natasha Jenkins
Apr 12, 2017 María Galarce
Apr 12, 2017 Rolande Gay I have been to the Grand Canyon. The visit was one of the best moments of my life! We cannot allow anyone to change and ruin our park systems. What is our government thinking? Just terrible!!
Apr 12, 2017 Marina Ris
Apr 11, 2017 Kara Walmsley
Apr 11, 2017 Vickie Johns
Apr 11, 2017 Kim Singer
Apr 9, 2017 Rachel Taberner
Apr 6, 2017 PAT LAWSON
Apr 5, 2017 Jacqueline Lamoureux
Apr 5, 2017 Kathy Sweany
Apr 4, 2017 Evelyn Peterson
Apr 3, 2017 Sharon Cooper
Apr 3, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton FOREIGN companies, as if American ones wouldn't be bad enough, want to access the Grand Canyon to search for uranium......we cannot let this horrific thing come to pass! It is OUR Grand Canyon!!!
Apr 3, 2017 M. Stewart
Apr 3, 2017 Joan McKay
Apr 3, 2017 Stephen Moyer
Apr 3, 2017 Jodi Jenkins
Apr 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 3, 2017 Kathleen Turner
Apr 3, 2017 ron rodrigo
Apr 3, 2017 Denise Maurer
Apr 3, 2017 Karen Bunch
Apr 2, 2017 debbi pratt
Mar 31, 2017 Tim Young
Mar 30, 2017 Dany Menu
Mar 25, 2017 Eileen Bosch
Mar 25, 2017 gail deutsch
Mar 25, 2017 Fay Tahmassbi
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 25, 2017 Dr. Erik Marsh
Mar 25, 2017 Lena Jalke
Mar 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)

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