Category Archives: Grand Canyon Issues

News about Grand Canyon conservation issues, including Colorado River management, uranium mining, natural quiet, and groundwater pumping.

Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban-iversary

Two years ago, Arizona Congressman Raúl Grijalva greeted us warmly as we stepped in from a squall of snowflakes for a special event in Washington DC. My 17-year-old daughter and I had flown out from Flagstaff with only three days’ … Continue reading

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As Another Uranium Boom Goes Bust, New Jobs Emerge from Nuclear Waste

Uranium mining and milling employed thousands of workers in the Four Corners region during four decades following World War II. But that first boom ended in the early 1990s when the price of uranium plummeted on world markets. It also … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: How YOU Can Help Answer Hard Questions and Solve Tough Problems

In 2013 more than 200 volunteers donated 15,000 hours of their time, sweat, and brainpower to important on-the-ground conservation and restoration work. It was quite a year for the Volunteer Program! We all had tons of fun making new friends, reconnecting … Continue reading

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Second Grand Canyon “Zombie” Uranium Mine Faces Closure

Facing a lagging uranium market, Grand Canyon’s zombie mines may be falling back into their graves.  But their pollution problems remain alive and well—along with agencies’ refusal to require updated reviews or reclamation. Citing market conditions, Energy Fuels Inc. on … Continue reading

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“Zombie” Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Halted

Citing market conditions and litigation, Energy Fuels Resources, Inc. placed the Canyon Mine in non-operational, standby status on Tuesday. Canyon Mine is one of many “zombie mines” on the Colorado Plateau — a mine that can cease and renew operations … Continue reading

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The Escalade Project and GCT: Front Page News

Sunday’s edition of the Arizona Daily Sun featured a front page article on the Grand Canyon Escalade project, a proposal by Scottsdale developers to build a tramway into the Grand Canyon at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado … Continue reading

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