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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

Oct 16, 2017 Brent Pennell
Oct 16, 2017 Terri Robb
Oct 15, 2017 colonel meyer
Oct 15, 2017 Karen Kersten-Chestney
Oct 14, 2017 doris gonen
Oct 14, 2017 Karl-Heinz Braun
Oct 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 13, 2017 Roseann Maziarek
Oct 13, 2017 Kathryn Fenn
Oct 13, 2017 Alysa` Waring
Oct 13, 2017 Cassie Alford
Oct 11, 2017 Lucilla Bellucci
Oct 3, 2017 J Lathem
Sep 29, 2017 K Moore
Sep 28, 2017 Sylvia Cardella
Sep 28, 2017 Sheila Massoni please leave the grand canyon free from mining fracking drilling I had to wait til I was 66 to see it it was one of my most memorable life experiences let it be left alone for future visitors
Sep 28, 2017 Karrie Vukelic
Sep 27, 2017 Pamela Trepke
Sep 27, 2017 Richard Bosboom
Sep 26, 2017 Melissa Smith
Sep 26, 2017 robert dowling
Sep 25, 2017 Sonia Paquin
Sep 23, 2017 Yumiko Starr
Sep 22, 2017 Susan Lindsey
Sep 22, 2017 Vanessa Jack
Sep 22, 2017 Linda Mattice
Sep 22, 2017 Kathie Eckerson
Sep 21, 2017 Kat Klahn
Sep 19, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Sep 18, 2017 Sanne Svilling
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 11, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Sep 6, 2017 Cathy Janacua
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2017 mihaela gongescu
Aug 31, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Aug 31, 2017 Mariana Lukacova
Aug 31, 2017 Barbara Salem-McCarthy
Aug 31, 2017 Wanda Majeski
Aug 31, 2017 Victoria Desmond
Aug 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2017 Cate Ahlgrim
Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2017 Savannah Hawkins
Aug 24, 2017 Tanya Lenn
Aug 23, 2017 Dianne Harwood
Aug 22, 2017 melissa suarez
Aug 22, 2017 Isabela Calin

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