Uranium mining

What good is a national monument if we allow toxic mining to spoil it?    Drilling and uranium mining threaten to spoil Bears Ears. That’s what we want to know, as federal officials decide whether to allow new drilling and ultimately mining for uranium on the edge of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.1 Less than two years ago, President Biden restored national monument […]

Stand near the rim of the Grand Canyon and the expanse of ancient red rock seems to go on forever. Yet beyond the horizon, something menacing lies in wait: nearby toxic uranium mining.    Mining is threatening one of America’s most iconic natural wonders. Mining already poses a danger to one of America’s most iconic natural wonders, and mining companies have asked to […]

Uranium mining is one of the riskiest industrial activities in the world.   Uranium mining is dirty and dangerous. Every single uranium mine operated in the United States has needed toxic waste cleanup. Yet one leftover Trump-era plan would expand the dangerous mining of this highly radioactive element.1 The Department of Energy is accepting public input on the plan until Oct. 13, and we […]
Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Uranium mining is dirty. Mines scar landscapes and contaminate aquifers that feed ecosystems, dealing severe ecological damage long after they close. But now, the Trump administration wants to give $1.5 billion to the flagging U.S. uranium industry for mining projects — and at least one company says that could fund a mine near the Grand Canyon.1     Uranium mining is dirty and […]
Grand Canyon (Photo: Sam Loyd on Unsplash)

Some places are too precious to mine. The Grand Canyon is one of them. It’s time to protect the Grand Canyon with a permanent ban on uranium mining.       Protect the Grand Canyon with a ban on uranium mining. While the depths of Grand Canyon are protected as a national park, outside those borders, uranium mining threatens to poison and pollute this natural […]

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 […]

By Marcia Eldridge, board member New uranium mining projects won’t encroach on the Grand Canyon’s doorstep any time soon. On Oct. 1, 2018, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging the Obama-era ban on new uranium mining projects near the Grand Canyon. Environmental Action and our partner, Environment America, built support for the 20-year moratorium, which was enacted in 2012, on […]