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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

Jun 25, 2017 Tony Lilich
Jun 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 22, 2017 Maria Prinsloo
Jun 22, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Jun 21, 2017 Sandra Schomberg
Jun 21, 2017 Cynthia Pealo I have been there and it's beautiful,,,,Stop mining now!!!
Jun 19, 2017 Alden Bodwell
Jun 19, 2017 Marc van de Waarsenburg
Jun 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 18, 2017 bellinda rolf-jansen
Jun 18, 2017 Fiona Wright
Jun 17, 2017 karen gillum
Jun 17, 2017 Christine Rochette
Jun 16, 2017 Debbi Wood
Jun 15, 2017 (Name not displayed) Move the planet FORWARD in health, not backward in plunder
Jun 15, 2017 Ileana Lopez
Jun 14, 2017 Elizabeth King
Jun 13, 2017 Karen McHugh
Jun 13, 2017 JODI ABEL
Jun 13, 2017 (Name not displayed) The grand canyon is an American treasure and should be treated as such.
Jun 12, 2017 Edmond Ciesielski
Jun 11, 2017 Sandra Robinson
Jun 11, 2017 Lael Tennyson
Jun 10, 2017 Jim Spooner
Jun 9, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 Linda Jones
Jun 8, 2017 Léa Le Brizaut
Jun 8, 2017 Barbara Adams
Jun 8, 2017 Leslie McIntyre
Jun 6, 2017 Arnaud Henseval
Jun 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 3, 2017 Shelby Buck
Jun 3, 2017 Toni Barber
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert
Jun 1, 2017 Robert Petretti
Jun 1, 2017 Dorothy Chandler
Jun 1, 2017 Leah Santini
May 31, 2017 Pamela Walker
May 30, 2017 Jo Beatty
May 29, 2017 Janet Pickard
May 29, 2017 John Chambers
May 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 28, 2017 Lora Treadway
May 28, 2017 Jacqueline Tay
May 27, 2017 mary mcbride
May 27, 2017 Andrew Sulay
May 26, 2017 Lisa Lamb
May 25, 2017 Alisa Dunn

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