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Public Weighs in With Nearly 100,000 Comments for Grand Canyon Protection

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avatar Public Weighs in With Nearly 100,000 Comments for Grand Canyon Protection
November 05, 2009 03:52PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly 100,000 members of
the public called for protecting the Grand Canyon from mining, a Pew
Environment Group ad (http://www.pewminingreform.org/pdf/WishAd.pdf) today
urged Congress to support legislation that would permanently ban new mining
claims on public lands surrounding the park. Under the antiquated mining law
of 1872, more than one thousand uranium mining claims have been staked just
outside park boundaries.


http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS220509+05-Nov-2009+PRN20091105
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