The Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act will permanently ban uranium mining on nearly one million areas of public lands. Uranium mining near the Grand Canyon is unacceptable given the best science available and the known risks to our natural resources, the economy of Northern Arizona, and the communities that depend on Colorado River water. This mining withdrawal is a responsible approach based on science and with a vision for the future.
Foreign mining companies lobby to increase uranium mining while hundreds of mines continue to contaminate soil and water in northern Arizona. Learn more about the risks to wildlife and water, the economic impact, who owns the mines, and the legacy of toxic clean-up that’s left behind.