There should be some places that you just do not mine.

Eastern Mountain Sports President, Will Manzer, talks about the fragility of the Grand Canyon.


Grand Canyon Uranium Mining PSA from James Q Martin Media on Vimeo.

It sounds insane, but it’s absolutely true. A two-year ban on destructive uranium mining in the Grand Canyon is set to expire on July 21, with no additional protection measures in sight. This is a big problem because according to the Grand Canyon Trust, “Thousands of new mining claims are threatening the Grand Canyon’s watersheds, fragile seeps and springs, Havasupai sacred sites, critical wildlife habitat, and the tourism-based economies of northern Arizona.”

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