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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

Aug 21, 2017 Arleen Barber
Aug 20, 2017 Karen Moore
Aug 20, 2017 lynn szurek
Aug 20, 2017 Nanina Baldwin
Aug 20, 2017 Connie Fowler
Aug 15, 2017 Lindsey Dakin
Aug 15, 2017 Charmaine Shannon
Aug 15, 2017 Dale Peterson
Aug 15, 2017 Jeanette Stewart
Aug 15, 2017 Julie Reid
Aug 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2017 melissa mortenson
Aug 11, 2017 robin matere
Aug 10, 2017 susan chapman
Aug 10, 2017 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 10, 2017 Mark Fuzek
Aug 10, 2017 John Atkins
Aug 9, 2017 m bradburn
Aug 8, 2017 Joanne Koulavongsa
Aug 7, 2017 Donna Gilbert
Aug 7, 2017 Max Edgar
Aug 5, 2017 Susan Sellers
Aug 4, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Aug 3, 2017 Jeanne Sherer Please keep the Grand Canyon safe. No drilling, mining or pipelines. we only have ONE Grand canyon.
Aug 2, 2017 Laura LaRocca
Aug 1, 2017 Barbara Smuts
Jul 31, 2017 KAREN WASSING
Jul 29, 2017 Irene Bollington
Jul 28, 2017 Louise Broderick
Jul 25, 2017 cathy conner
Jul 24, 2017 Kerry Gunby Leave some nature for us to enjoy!
Jul 23, 2017 Karola Windweh
Jul 23, 2017 P Garbett
Jul 22, 2017 George Lewis
Jul 22, 2017 carol gagnon
Jul 21, 2017 Pauline Roche
Jul 21, 2017 JANICK SANSON
Jul 20, 2017 William Tarbox
Jul 20, 2017 Sharon Gillespie
Jul 20, 2017 Amy Agzarian we cannot exploit every single inch of this planet and setting aside parks for the public to enjoy and future generations is vital to our future
Jul 19, 2017 Martha Kubik
Jul 17, 2017 Sharon Lee
Jul 17, 2017 Laura and Bill Congdon
Jul 16, 2017 Theresa Jenkins
Jul 16, 2017 Jean Kim
Jul 15, 2017 Maribel Garcia
Jul 15, 2017 Amelia Arkin
Jul 14, 2017 Mark Berriman
Jul 13, 2017 Ellen McConnell

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