Monday, March 24, 2008

Congress questions Grand Canyon uranium mining

Renewed uranium mining threatens the Grand Canyon region

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is all an outright lie to mislead the
American public in to believing the false statements regarding uranium mining. This committee would not even listen to professional from the mining field. The committee members had their own agenda on this matter and did not want to hear anything that may be new or real!. This is such a travesty!! We are in the middle of an energy crisis and we are allowing this and other groups to dictate what will and won't be done. Maybe they ned to get there facts straight before bull dozing in to something they know nothing about. This bill has not been around very long and here they are pushing it through without a fair hearing of the opposition and without the approval of congress!! I don't even think this is legal!!!