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Fears Mount That Trump Will Green-Light Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon

Published: 
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 2:32pm

In January 2018, the Interior Department published a “comprehensive list of accomplishments” under former Secretary Ryan Zinke. Among its thin list of conservation achievements, the agency claimed that it “successfully defended a mineral withdrawal near the Grand Canyon,” which, as HuffPost previously reported, was a suit initiated after the Obama administration imposed a 20-year ban on new uranium and other hard rock mining in the area surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

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Threatened species could lose habitat protections under Department of the Interior proposal

Published: 
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 3:16pm

The Department of the Interior announced Thursday controversial plans to roll back core provisions of the Endangered Species Act, a move aimed at reducing the burdens of such safeguards on landowners, industry and governments.