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Protecting the Grand Canyon

Protecting the Grand Canyon

January 2012

In January, we helped convince Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to protect 1 million acres near Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium mining claims for the next 20 years.  Salazar’s action marked a decisive victory for the national park and for 26 million Americans who depend on drinking water from the Colorado River that flows through the canyon.

EWG had campaigned for this decision for four years, beginning in  December 2007 when we exposed a surge of uranium mining claims near the canyon.

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