Grand Canyon

  • TRUMPING OUR PARKS The Trump Administration is on the warpath against the environment. From increasing oil and gas leasing on our public lands to decreasing national clean air standards for automobiles, eliminating environmental law enforcement, attacking the Endangered Species Act, removing the United States from the Global Climate Accord, and reducing oversight of livestock grazing…

  • Bill to stop listing of new endangered species, mine the Grand Canyon, and let diseased sheep kill off our bighorns is Un-American- IMO, House Republicans are not patriots, nor do they care about wildlife or the future of our environment (except maybe that of the top 2%). Ralph Maughan The Arizona Republic opines on the…

  • Salazar extends ban on filing new mining claims on a million acres of public land near the canyon- Addition: Sierra Club happy (see bottom) Salazar put the ban in place in 2009 after worry he would not. Now he has extended it six months. The Bush Administration had encouraged filing claims. which are property rights.…

  • For years Senator McCain has posed as a friend of restoring quiet over the Grand Canyon- It’s not true, and on Monday the U.S. Senate will vote on his amendment that would lock in the noise for a lot more time, according to the Sierra Club. Of course you would be wise to do your…

  • Exploration can begin immediately- BLM authorizes Grand Canyon uranium exploration.By Eric Bontrager. New York Times. BLM Defies Congress, Authorizes Grand Canyon Uranium Exploration. by Mcjoan. The Daily Kos. “This is not a positive development from Salazar’s Interior Department.” In my view Obama’s public land policies are turning out to be no better than George W.…

  • Grand Canyon Watersheds Protection Act- Bill Would Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon National Park. ENS Ex-Secretary of Interior Kempthorne deliberately refused to prevent this potentially massive group of developments from being halted despite protests from the Los Angeles Water District, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Coconino County and…

  • Beware, the long nightmare is not over yet- The New York Times describes and warns of anti-public land and anti-conservation actions underway or contemplated by the worst Administration in American history (my view) in their last 2 1/2 months in office. Last-Minute Mischief. Editorial by the New York Times. – – – – – Examples…

  • House Natural Resoures Committee Invokes Rarely Used Powers to Block Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon. Ascribe Newswire. There is also an AP story on this unusual emergency action. This is not only a threat to the scenic national park, but to the drinking water of 25-million people. – – – – – Update: Permanent protection.…


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George Wuerthner is an ecologist and writer who has published 38 books on various topics related to environmental and natural history. He has visited over 400 designated wilderness areas and over 200 national park units.

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