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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

Feb 17, 2018 Carol Brazee
Feb 11, 2018 Sieglinda Preez
Feb 6, 2018 Carolyn Raz
Feb 1, 2018 Marjorie Coey One of the most recognized and gorgeous places in the world with a most important river and short-sighted, unprincipled people wanting to wreck it forever...use your next votes wisely people!
Feb 1, 2018 Nan Stevenson
Jan 27, 2018 Corinna Morton Our national parks, wild lands and wildlife need to be protected not destroyed. Once the damage is done it can't be undone. These lands should not be used in the name of profit, it is wrong.
Jan 20, 2018 susan shawket
Jan 8, 2018 Lori Gleason Please keep the Grand Canyon free from damaging mining. There is no 'second nature'.
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Jan 4, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 3, 2018 Sandra Zeigler
Dec 24, 2017 doris gonen
Dec 19, 2017 T.J. Pitts
Dec 13, 2017 Barbara Hrybinczak
Dec 13, 2017 Mr and Mrs Richard N. Huff
Dec 13, 2017 John Dalla
Dec 7, 2017 Cheryl A. Aaron
Nov 21, 2017 Gerri Petersen
Nov 20, 2017 patricia remollino
Nov 19, 2017 Elise McCoubrie
Nov 19, 2017 Barbara Miles
Nov 19, 2017 Roy Hunt
Nov 19, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 15, 2017 Lynn Gaudette
Nov 13, 2017 susan munro
Nov 12, 2017 LOUISE MOORE
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 Robin Abbott YOU’VE GOT TO BE JOKING!!! !!SIGNED!!
Nov 11, 2017 Serenella Castri
Nov 11, 2017 Dennis Dougherty
Nov 8, 2017 Carol Minkus
Nov 8, 2017 Catherine Brown
Nov 6, 2017 Sue Jackson
Nov 6, 2017 Linda Gregg
Nov 4, 2017 Sheryl Skoglund No Nining current and future in or around the Grand Canyon. Public lands belong to the Public.
Nov 3, 2017 Martha S
Oct 31, 2017 Cathy Dennler
Oct 30, 2017 Julie Brickell
Oct 30, 2017 Jackie Byrd
Oct 29, 2017 kenneth magaña
Oct 29, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 29, 2017 Deborah Moore
Oct 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 26, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 25, 2017 sara carroll
Oct 24, 2017 Anna Winroope
Oct 23, 2017 dee bastarache
Oct 23, 2017 Patricia Poole Hard to believe that our beautiful Grand Canyon is being eyed up for mining??? Stop destroying our beautiful lands for profit. This does not ptotect ayone's health!!! Men are monsters!!!!
Oct 23, 2017 Rebecca Straus

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