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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

Sep 19, 2017 Juliane Rocha
Sep 18, 2017 Sanne Svilling
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 11, 2017 yvonne Ryder
Sep 6, 2017 Cathy Janacua
Sep 5, 2017 Kristie Hatton
Sep 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Sep 1, 2017 mihaela gongescu
Aug 31, 2017 Martha Jaquith
Aug 31, 2017 Mariana Lukacova
Aug 31, 2017 Barbara Salem-McCarthy
Aug 31, 2017 Wanda Majeski
Aug 31, 2017 Victoria Desmond
Aug 31, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 27, 2017 Cate Ahlgrim
Aug 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Aug 24, 2017 Savannah Hawkins
Aug 24, 2017 Tanya Lenn
Aug 23, 2017 Dianne Harwood
Aug 22, 2017 melissa suarez
Aug 22, 2017 Isabela Calin
Aug 22, 2017 CHRISTINE REDMOND I have yet been able to view this spectacular place!!! There is NO reason to mine this beautiful place or anywhere near it!!! This is too important!!!!
Aug 22, 2017 tammy bullock
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

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