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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

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
Jul 12, 2017 Liz S.
Jul 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 11, 2017 Roberta Thurmond
Jul 10, 2017 Linda Messer
Jul 9, 2017 Mary Ware
Jul 9, 2017 Susan Smith
Jul 9, 2017 Gerri Battistessa No mining in the Grand Canyon. We don't need to destroy it just for profit.
Jul 9, 2017 Michelle Hendricks
Jul 9, 2017 Kim Hanke
Jul 9, 2017 Nancy Hill
Jul 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 7, 2017 Jeanette Kelly
Jul 4, 2017 Karen Moore
Jul 3, 2017 dana newsom
Jul 3, 2017 steve marley
Jul 3, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Jun 28, 2017 Mariya Starichenok
Jun 26, 2017 ki,m e
Jun 26, 2017 Karen Hurst
Jun 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
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)

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