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US Extends Ban on New Mining Near Grand Canyon

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Obama administration has extended a temporary halt on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon as it eyes a possible 20-year ban. Speaking from the rim of the canyon, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday that wisdom, caution, and science are needed when protecting the area. Salazar noted that more than four-million people […]

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