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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 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Colleen Nielsen
Feb 21, 2017 José Ángel
Feb 20, 2017 Cara Ammon
Feb 20, 2017 Francisca Brechbuhler
Feb 19, 2017 Susan Briggs
Feb 18, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
Feb 18, 2017 diane rockafellow
Feb 17, 2017 Melinda M.Norman
Feb 17, 2017 Alexander Massing
Feb 16, 2017 Cindy Hoyle
Feb 16, 2017 Fred Coppotelli
Feb 16, 2017 Vicki Kemp
Feb 16, 2017 DeLisa Fields
Feb 15, 2017 elyse barkin
Feb 15, 2017 Shannon Patrick
Feb 14, 2017 Raleigh koritz
Feb 13, 2017 jackie grey
Feb 12, 2017 leslie shellberg
Feb 12, 2017 Ken Martin
Feb 12, 2017 Robin Acton
Feb 11, 2017 Tristin Pollet
Feb 11, 2017 Julia Earl
Feb 11, 2017 Nico Sandman
Feb 10, 2017 Khanada Azeleia
Feb 9, 2017 Sherry Barber
Feb 9, 2017 Gloria Irby
Feb 9, 2017 Joyce Morimoto
Feb 9, 2017 Dagmar Parker
Feb 9, 2017 Camille Barron
Feb 9, 2017 Janie Martinez
Feb 9, 2017 Linda Smyth
Feb 7, 2017 Rachael Erickson
Feb 6, 2017 Danielle Walden
Feb 6, 2017 Tanya Lowrie
Feb 5, 2017 Shelby Fry
Feb 5, 2017 Anna Tangi
Feb 5, 2017 Stacey Govito
Feb 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2017 Cindy Ray
Feb 4, 2017 Valerie Brown
Feb 4, 2017 Sandra Hazenberg
Feb 4, 2017 Jessica Powers
Feb 4, 2017 Dana Jackson
Feb 4, 2017 Linda Anderson Don't destroy for money!
Feb 4, 2017 Franz Owczarek
Feb 3, 2017 Helene Szczepaniak
Feb 2, 2017 (Name not displayed) The line has to be drawn somewhere. The Grand Canyon is a good place to start! Teddy Roosevelt sure wouldn't be voting for this, for the land, for the people and for the wildlife!
Feb 2, 2017 Vicki Greer
Feb 2, 2017 Veronique Ciesielski

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