TUCSON -- The US House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands will hold a hearing, “Community Impacts of Uranium Mining Near the Grand Canyon,” Friday, 10am at the Flagstaff AZ City Hall, 211 West Aspen Ave.
“I’m very concerned about the proposal to allow uranium mining near our most famous National Park, the Grand Canyon,” said Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ).
Hearing witnesses will provide testimony on the Forest Service’s proposal to allow uranium mining. Witnesses will include local elected officials, Tribal chairpersons, Grand Canyon area business and environmental representatives and uranium experts.
I wonder if indicted Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ) will show up? Probably not. But it's still his district, for now, and he could go out trying to help protect the Grand Canyon, if he wants to.