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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

May 28, 2017 Lora Treadway
May 28, 2017 Jacqueline Tay
May 27, 2017 mary mcbride
May 27, 2017 Andrew Sulay
May 26, 2017 Lisa Lamb
May 25, 2017 Alisa Dunn
May 23, 2017 Andrea Thompson
May 22, 2017 Dorothy Huebner
May 21, 2017 Robin Blakesley
May 20, 2017 James Deschene
May 20, 2017 Shirley Troia
May 19, 2017 Lori Moe
May 19, 2017 Diana Jones
May 19, 2017 jude lotz
May 19, 2017 Lucilla Bellucci
May 16, 2017 L.P. Simone
May 11, 2017 Silvia Bertano
May 10, 2017 Lix Tuls
May 9, 2017 Suzanne Salerno
May 9, 2017 Mary Salerno
May 9, 2017 Helene Szczepaniak
May 9, 2017 Susan Solesbee
May 9, 2017 Kelly Davis
May 9, 2017 Barbara Kent
May 9, 2017 Deborah Kingery
May 9, 2017 Terry Anderson
May 8, 2017 Anne Bekkers
May 6, 2017 Margaret Tracy
May 6, 2017 Diana Grob
May 5, 2017 Cheryl Smith
May 3, 2017 Richard Svensson
May 3, 2017 Gabi Sorrell
May 1, 2017 Dr Sandra Schneider
May 1, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2017 Hart Palmer
May 1, 2017 Heike Brown
Apr 27, 2017 Lisa Frey Please do NOT open up the Grand Canyon to mining!
Apr 26, 2017 Suzanne Danielson
Apr 23, 2017 Christy Goldstandt
Apr 22, 2017 Chista Ashti
Apr 21, 2017 Nicholas Lee
Apr 20, 2017 Annette Utz
Apr 20, 2017 Mickey Brewer
Apr 19, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 16, 2017 Lanette Norris
Apr 15, 2017 Sarah Townsend
Apr 15, 2017 Ruth Fichtner Mag. Dr.
Apr 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 14, 2017 Sharon Noll Please don't let this happen!

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