We use cookies to customize your experience and give you a better service. Without some, we can not provide our service, while some are for marketing puroposes and to analyze our traffic. Do you agree to our use of cookies?
Find out more.
 
Ok, Allow All View Options
New Petition FAQ SSL Secure Search Sign In Register Login with Facebook
 
 
Petitioning President Obama

Protect the Grand Canyon!

 
by Lee Rosales July 26, 2016
 
 
 

297 NEEDED

TARGET 1.000 SIGNATURES 703 supporters
 
70.3% COMPLETED
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Grand Canyon National Park is the second-most visited national park in America. Therefore, it was no surprise in 2009 when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided to protect one million acres of land around the Grand Canyon by putting a halt to uranium mining. So currently, a mining moratorium is protecting the Grand Canyon, but this ban is going to expire soon.

Mining continues just outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park, and pollution from mining operations is threatening the Colorado River’s clean water. Not only does uranium mining pollute water, it also removes water from naturally occurring seeps or springs which species depend on for survival. Removing water sources for plants and animals is devastating, and has long-term impacts on the entire environment.

Several areas of and surrounding the Grand Canyon have already been declared by the U.S. Forest Service and other national agencies as toxic areas. Water supplies and land have been poisoned by radiation from uranium mining run-off. Human, animal and plant lives and species have been lost and continue to be endangered by the toxic contamination.

The Colorado River has sculpted one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with layers of rock revealing millions of years of history. The river is home to endangered fish and wildlife. We have a responsibility to save this priceless place for future generations.

America’s greatest treasure has to be protected!

Please help save the Grand Canyon by signing this petition and asking President Obama to ban uranium mining in and around it! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Trending petitions

 

Comment Section

 
 
 
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this petition are those of the author (Lee Rosales) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of DailyPetition.com or any of its affiliates.