Time to ban mining near the Grand Canyon
By John Rumpler, board president
President Theodore Roosevelt said it best: “Let this great wonder of nature remain as it now is. Do nothing to mar its grandeur, sublimity, and loveliness. You cannot improve on it. But what you can do it to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.”
Several months ago, a ban on uranium mining near the Grand Canyon was upheld in court. But our job isn’t over yet. For the Grand Canyon’s 100th birthday, we’re working to give it the gift of protection against any new mining project by urging legislators to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act.