Salazar imposes ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 1:08 p.m.

    Why don't we clean up one Uranium Mess before we make another one?

    tators Said: "Uranium is critical for our national defense programs"

    Which thank goodness that "guy" in the white house is cutting because we've got enough bombs already!
    Not needed.

    Nothing but scorched earth, isn't what the founders or our grandchildren desire of us.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 10:36 a.m.

    'And he (Obama) is bound and determined to shut down the entire American economy.' - golong | 9:46 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012

    Reply fact:

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    **John Boehner: If GOP (Bush Tax) Cuts Cause Federal Job Losses, 'So Be It' - Huffington Post - 02/15/11

    **'Limbaugh: I Hope Obama Fails - By Faiz Shakir - Think Progress - 01/20/09

    'Limbaugh told his listeners (sic) So Im thinking of replying to the guy, Okay, Ill send you a response, but I dont need 400 words, I need four: I hope he fails.

    Of the two....

    Republicans work, to ensure this country fails.

  • Philip Carlson SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    This isn't shutting out claims all ready in place. Seems like a balanced action, certainly not bold. My quote here was polite, I would rather have call the administration limp-wristed on public lands issues.

    Conservation minded Republicans, please look up and join REP. (rep dot org)

  • Baron Scarpia Logan, UT
    Jan. 10, 2012 5:55 a.m.

    "Uranium mining is a dirty, dirty business that leaves a toxic and radioactive trail of impacts that cannot be easily contained."

    For those of us who live and enjoy the Moab area, the uranium mining industry doesn't hold much credibility in cleaning up after itself. We've had to wait for government bailouts to get local tailings cleaned up for decades after the uranium companies went bankrupt. We thank Senator Bennett for procuring those federal funds, but Utah booted him out.

  • golong Washington, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 9:46 p.m.

    There was no uranium mining anywhere near the Grand Canyon, this dishonest declaration by Obama and his environmental embiciles is more dumbness from this incompetent president. Technically, the "grand canyon" includes millions of acres that reach far from the Grand Canyon itself. So what, pray tell, is this brilliant decision protecting? certainly not the Grand Canyon, and certainly not the health of anyone who goes there. This president is one walking disaster. And he is bound and determined to shut down the entire American economy. Every action of his shuts down something, or prevents some industry or business from expanding. Somebody impeach this guy before it's too late.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Jan. 9, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    The Grand Canyon Park and nearby area are already protected from commercial mining interests by being designated a National Park. To add an additional one million acres to the banned area seems somewhat excessive. People from around the world have been totally enjoying the Grand Canyon for generations without needing this latest ban. While the park itself is beautiful, most of the park's surrounding area is arrid desert that no one comes to see or enjoy.
    This definitly appears to be a politically motivated move. Mr. Obama is pulling out all the stops to get support from traditional democrat supporters for the coming election. In this case, it's the environmentalists. And/or he is adding to his notorious reputation with Westerners while he still can. It seems to be payback for non-support in his first election.
    Also, to put 40% of our country's uranium reserves off-limits seems short-sighted. Uranium is critical for our national defense programs and nuclear plant (green energy) production. It is also very expensive to buy from outside of our country. Sadly, we will now become more dependent... just like with the oil we depend on and buy from our sworn enemies.