US moves to end ban on new uranium mining near Grand Canyon
November 2, 2017
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. officials said Wednesday that they have proposed ending the Obama administration's ban on new uranium mining leases on public land outside Grand Canyon National Park.
The Forest Service proposed the change in response to President Donald Trump's executive order for federal agencies to eliminate restrictions on energy production. The Trump administration has moved to unravel former President Barack Obama's environmental regulations aimed at curbing climate change.
"Adoption of this recommendation could reopen lands to mineral entry pursuant to the United States mining l...