Last month the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to pass the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act. The Act would permanently ban new, toxic uranium mining throughout this precious region. Now Arizona's senators need to step up and introduce
a companion bill and help champion this historic legislation.
Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally you're counting on them to protect the Grand Canyon watershed and its lifegiving waters from uranium mining.
The toxic practice has left a horrific legacy in northern Arizona. Pollution from the mines continues to present serious risks to surface and groundwater that sustains the Grand Canyon's people and wildlife. On the Navajo Nation alone, more than 500 abandoned
uranium mines have left communities struggling with health problems, including higher rates of cancer.
That's why in 2012 the Interior secretary placed a 20-year ban on new uranium mining.
Act now to urge your senators to help make this protection permanent and counter Trump's threat to lift the ban altogether. The treasures of the Grand Canyon are too precious to lose.