Uranium

Ryan Heinsius

President Obama has designated the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in Maine to honor the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Public lands advocates rallied in Flagstaff yesterday in hopes the president will declare another such monument near the Grand Canyon. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


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Conservationists have asked state officials to deny air-pollution permits for three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the groups say the mines threaten public health and the environment. 


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The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has released draft air-pollution-permit renewals for three uranium mines near the Grand Canyon. The agency halted the renewals last year after heightened uranium levels were found in soil. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The Arizona Game and Fish Department is calling on the Sierra Club to retract a recent fundraising letter. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the agency says the group made false claims that uranium mining poses a threat to endangered California condors.


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Proponents of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument have delivered more than 550,000 petition signatures and comments to the White House. They hope President Obama will set aside 1.7 million acres of public land near the national park before leaving office next year. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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