By Grand Canyon Trust For the second time in as many decades, operations to open the Canyon uranium mine six miles south of Grand Canyon National Park have been suspended. The Havasu Tribe, which had previously challenged the mine, and conservation groups have been working to stop this mine because of potential harm to waters … Continue reading “Zombie” Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Halted
Original post by Maureen Nandini Mitra, Earth Island Journal Agency has been attempting to speed up decision-making on proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona’s Coronado National Forest, say activists The US Forest Service seems to have been unusually eager to help a Canadian mining company with a dubious track record and financial troubles set up … Continue reading Is the US Forest Service Trying to Help a Cash-Strapped Canadian Mining Company?
Original post by Frances Causey, The Huffington Post The refrain is all too common these days. The democratic and regulatory process circumvented in favor of big business interests at the expense of practically everything else. Think “Too Big To Fail Banks” — the big banks produced record profits last quarter and yet our banking system, … Continue reading Public Interest Versus Private Greed (Rosemont Copper Mine)
Original article by Rosemont Mine Truth The Coronado National Forest’s proposed final environmental impact study for the Rosemont copper mine is drawing sharp criticism from Pima County’s top administrator. and two U.S. Congressmen from southern Arizona. Pima County is demanding that a new study be prepared in written comments submitted in response to the CNF’s proposed Final Environmental … Continue reading Forest Service’s Environmental Report for Rosemont Mine Draws Fire from Pima County and Southern Arizona U.S. Representatives
by Tony Davis / AZ Star A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains’ eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show. The remote cameras have photographed the big cat in five locations on seven occasions since October. Three times, the federally financed remote cameras photographed the jaguar … Continue reading Jaguar Threatens Open-pit Mine Plan in Southern Arizona
by the Center for Biological Diversity GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK— The U.S. Forest Service announced late Monday that it will allow Denison Mines Corp. to begin excavating the “Canyon Mine” this fall without first updating the 26-year-old environmental impact statement for the uranium mine, located due south of Grand Canyon National Park on the Kaibab … Continue reading Forest Service Approves Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Despite 26-year-old Environmental Review
From “An Indigenous Ally” The Winnemem Wintu are a salmon and middle water people living on what is left of their ancestral lands from Mt. Shasta down the McCloud River watershed in California. They have issued a request for solidarity in defense of a sacred Coming of Age Ceremony for young Winnemem Wintu women. This … Continue reading Call to Action: Solidarity in Defense of Winnemem Wintu Coming of Age Ceremony