The US strip mining operations are doing to the land what the oil companies have so adeptly done to change our oceans and coastal areas.
Keep the Grand Canyon wild and free of mining pollutants.
Look through the looking glass into the possible future of what’s in store for the region and its watersheds that bring water to more than 25 million people.
Can we afford the equivalent of the Gulf oil “spill” in our Grand Canyon?
It will also show you the “Arizona 1″ uranium mine, which is by far the greatest threat to the health, cultural integrity, and economic well-being of the Havasupai People; perhaps even their very existence.
Can we afford to destroy the waterways through mine pollution into our headways and tributaries?
According to media reports, the Calgary-based company Denison Mines has re-opened the Arizona 1 mine “In defiance of legal challenges and a U.S. Government moratorium,” says Indigenous Activist and musician Klee Benally.
Benally explains that “U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar initially called for a two-year moratorium on new mining claims in a buffer zone of 1 million acres around Grand Canyon National Park, but the moratorium (didn’t) include existing claims such as Denison’s.” Nor did it address mining claims outside of the buffer zone.
Because of the recent increase in the price of uranium and the absurd push for nuclear power, more than a thousand mining claims have been staked in the region.
Look at a video showing the bleeding of the Grand Canyon and the pollution and scarring of one of our most treasured resources.
Did you know any foreign government can mine in our nature parks and then take the ore and not be held to environmentally sound practices. Why should they care? -It is not their mother country’s greatest treasures?
What about the wildlife that call the canyon home both on the land and in the waterways. Do we want to sacrifice them big and small to death either fast or slow from pollution?
We must stay informed to keep our water supplies clean and health or ultimately we will pay for it with our health and the lives of our children. We must keep our lands and seas clean to insure our life.
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