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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 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 22, 2018 Marion Barbour
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Tammy Underwood
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Shawnda Drennen-Schwartz
Apr 9, 2018 Ann Lindholm
Apr 7, 2018 Boris Lerner
Apr 7, 2018 Fanny Lerner
Apr 7, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 5, 2018 Robert Wolpa
Apr 5, 2018 LINDA MILLER
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2018 Maureen Wheeler
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Mary Eliades This is a terrible idea, short sighted and monumentally stupid.
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2018 jo lerberg
Apr 2, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 30, 2018 Tallyana Knight
Mar 29, 2018 Teresa Barquet
Mar 29, 2018 Sue Meyers
Mar 29, 2018 Julie Hansen
Mar 29, 2018 Karen Supplee
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 Rosalinde Katz
Mar 29, 2018 Jane Fuhrman
Mar 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2018 Anne Kohut
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 26, 2018 Susan Chandler Stanley
Mar 26, 2018 janese hexon
Mar 26, 2018 Annemarie Ramaekers
Mar 26, 2018 Tracy Wood
Mar 25, 2018 Richard Rheder
Mar 25, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Mar 25, 2018 Jan Allen
Mar 24, 2018 Theresa Boisseau
Mar 23, 2018 Néstor Fernández Quintero
Mar 20, 2018 John Moszyk
Mar 20, 2018 Jessica Jung
Mar 20, 2018 Geneine Payne
Mar 20, 2018 Deborah Frame
Mar 19, 2018 Cynthia McGough
Mar 19, 2018 JANET BURROWS
Mar 19, 2018 Candice C

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