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Grand Canyon Saved Again–Republicans Outraged

Kudos to Interior Secretary Salazar who following in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt today extended a 20 year ban on new mining on federal lands near the Grand Canyon.  The outrage of the mining industry and the GOP congressmen is reminiscent of the original battle to make the Grand Canyon a national park in the first place.  Just a century ago, industrialists and their congressional lackeys fought federal protection of the Canyon for a decade insisting on their right to turn a federally owned, national treasure into the world’s biggest open-pit mine.

Grand Canyon, October 2011

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One response to “Grand Canyon Saved Again–Republicans Outraged

  1. kittyreporter January 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Banning mining near the Grand Canyon is a good thing. Our great grand children will thank us.

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