No Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon!

Care2 Action Alert


Don’t Let Uranium Mining Destroy the Grand Canyon’s World-Famous Vistas!


Your voice will make an important difference.

Take action >>

Forward to friends and colleagues >>

Along the Grand Canyon’s south rim, the old Orphan uranium mine still oozes radioactive waste into the surrounding soil and water – water that feeds into the Colorado River. Will new mines along the Grand Canyon also end up as abandoned Superfund sites, leaching hazardous waste into our drinking water?

We need you to take action to stop plans to mine more than 1 million acres around the Grand Canyon >>

Before he left office, Bush-era Secretary of the Interior Dick Kempthorne ignored scientists and Congress and authorized this destructive uranium mining plan. Soaring uranium prices have led mining companies to stake more than 10,600 claims on federal land – right along the Colorado River.

We can’t let this uranium mining destroy the Grand Canyon! The mining would threaten the drinking water for 30 million people living in the western United States and could devastate tourism, which generates more than half a billion dollars for the economy.

Urge your Representative to work with new Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to permanently protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining and pass the Grand Canyon Protection Act >>

From Care2 Thank you,
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

P.S. Have you enjoyed visiting the Grand Canyon with family and friends? Please ask them to take action, too! >>

Take action link:

Related Articles:


Just in case you’re not exactly clear on what is being done with uranium besides stockpiling nukes, here are a few reminders:

Depleted Uranium

poison consumer reports latest poisoning – Depleted Uranium is silently killing tens of thousands of soldiers and millions of civilians in the middle east.

Recycling Radioactive Metal into Jewelry and dinner ware

Legislators call it ‘a necessary risk’ to harbor nuclear waste, but how many of you know that radioactive metal is sold overseas, recycled into everyday items, and resold back into the U.S. to give us another dose of radiation?

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *