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Arizona's Grand Canyon needs your help!

Foreign mining companies are looking to take advantage of a uranium-rich piece of land just outside of the majestic national park. Increasing metal prices worldwide have prompted a rush to claim mining sites and begin extracting immediately.

If these companies move forward with their mining plans, countless plant and animal species will be in grave danger — not to mention the indigenous Native American tribes whose reservations are located near the area.

Uranium mining inevitably contaminates air and precious groundwater. The Colorado River, which runs through the Grand Canyon, supplies drinking water for people living as far away as Los Angeles.

Sign the petition opposing all current and future uranium mining plans in or around the Grand Canyon!

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Dear EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy,

I am writing to enlist your help on an urgent issue that could affect millions of people, plants, and animals. Foreign companies are looking to establish mining sites near the Grand Canyon — where the land is rich with uranium.

Uranium mining poses grave environmental problems. Drilling for radioactive substances has proven to contaminate air and groundwater. If the mining plans move forward, the uranium could leach into the Colorado River — a river that supplies water to places as far away as Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Indigenous Native American tribes still inhabit areas around the Grand Canyon and would be in danger of contamination as well.

Rising metal prices have spurred on this rush to drill for uranium and other metals like copper and gold. But that's simply no reason to risk valuable plant, animal, and human life. We must not sacrifice our natural resources in the name of profit.

Please see that a moratorium is placed upon mining in or near Arizona's majestic Grand Canyon.

Petition Signatures

Jul 21, 2018 sammia Panciocco All this destroying for the green god of money! You can't take it with you! Meanwhile we keep killing, ruining, and destroying!
Jul 20, 2018 Nancy Willetts
Jul 19, 2018 Nadine Duckworth
Jul 19, 2018 CARL BUGARA
Jul 8, 2018 Heidi Steffy
Jul 6, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jul 5, 2018 Denise Belliveau
Jul 1, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jun 30, 2018 Ellen Prior
Jun 30, 2018 David Dougan
Jun 29, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 29, 2018 christine rochette
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 28, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 27, 2018 L Dufresne HORRID!
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 21, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Jun 18, 2018 Jessica Friel
Jun 14, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 8, 2018 Darla Shelton
Jun 8, 2018 Betty Kowall
Jun 8, 2018 Pamela Ti
Jun 8, 2018 Jim Kochis
May 30, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 23, 2018 Ursula Sand Lebon . . . : STOP KILLING OUR PLANET
May 23, 2018 Linda Scott
May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 21, 2018 Diane Parks
May 21, 2018 CAROL BECK
May 21, 2018 Natalie Gray
May 21, 2018 Melissa Masters
May 21, 2018 Jennifer Rier
May 21, 2018 ann martin
May 21, 2018 Jan Mukomela
May 16, 2018 DIANE POOLE
May 16, 2018 Guglielmo L
May 15, 2018 Annemarie Ramaekers
May 14, 2018 Ethelyn Barksdale
May 14, 2018 Lisa Delabre
May 14, 2018 Fabian Müller
May 12, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2018 Rex De Silva
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 1, 2018 Janie Anderson
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 23, 2018 Pat Williams
Apr 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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