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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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Under Trump, the lines are drawn for a battle over resources in the West

Published: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 (All day)

Signal Peak Energy operates the West’s newest and largest underground coal mine. As recently as 2013, it employed more than 300 people, produced nearly 9 million tons of coal and was helping to revive a regional coal industry that had been dormant for 50 years.