Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban Upheld as Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge

(From The Guardian)

The ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon implemented by the Obama administration was effectively upheld on Monday when the US supreme court declined to hear a challenge from the industry. . . .

Under Barack Obama, the interior department announced in 2012 a 20-year ban on fresh mining activity, which protects a million acres of public land in the vicinity of the canyon.

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