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For years, the Grand Canyon watershed has been protected from new mining claims, but a new report shows that the Trump administration considers the ban to be a "burden" and is intent on reversing it.
The threat of mining was one of the things that inspired President Theodore Roosevelt to designate the Grand Canyon as a National Monument in 1908. That should have settled the matter for good, but the mining companies never gave up, and want to continue exploratory drilling — just a few miles from the park.
The Grand Canyon is a made-in-America treasure. Please sign our petition today to tell the Forest Service that protecting the Grand Canyon isn't a "burden" to any American! In fact, it's an honor.
Dear Forest Service,
As someone who appreciates the untouched beauty of America's national parks, I'm frankly outraged that the Forest Service is recommending a cancellation of the ban on new mining claims in the Grand Canyon watershed.
The Grand Canyon is a made-in-America treasure. It's our right and responsibility to safeguard it now and forever. No mine can ever take its place.
Thank you for considering my views.