Worldwide Campaign to Save the Grand Canyon

Friends,

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action!
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Today we ask you all to join SEN4Earth in the Worldwide campaign to Save the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is a World Heritage listed international treasure.

The Grand Canyon is among the earth’s greatest on-going geological spectacles. Its vastness is stunning, and the evidence it reveals about the earth’s history is invaluable.

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When we speak of the Grand Canyon, we refer to not only the Canyon itself, but also include the vast and surrounding areas such as the Colorado River Drainage Basin and it’s ecosystem, a vital source of water to wildlife and millions of people, numerous wildlife refuges, surrounding designated park and wildlife areas, communities, and cities. The fate of millions of lives are dependent upon and affected by all that happens in and around the Grand Canyon ~ the fate of these lives is in our hands.

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action! ~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

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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 – we must all ACT NOW to Save the Grand Canyon!

From the Grand Canyon Trust:

“Within 5 miles of Grand Canyon National Park, there are now more than 1,100 uranium claims, compared with just 10 in January 2003. The Kaibab National Forest has reported more than 2,100 claims filed in the Tusayan Ranger District; thousands more have been staked on BLM lands north of the Grand Canyon in the Kanab Creek drainage and House Rock Valley.

The NPS already advises against “drinking and bathing” in the Little Colorado River, Kanab Creek, and other Grand Canyon waters where “excessive radionuclides” have been found. … there can be little doubt that the cumulative effects of mining, milling, transporting and detonating radioactive materials are causing long-term, adverse effects on water resources in the Grand Canyon region.”

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The Center for Biological Diversity, et al, (Plaintiffs) have already filed the appeal to stop uranium mining operations near and around the Grand Canyon, we too, need take action in support of their efforts.

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action!
~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org or you may use the widget above

Secretary Ken Salazar has made it clear he has no interests in environmental preservation — the Grand Canyon has been no exception. His actions have once again shown the true colors of where [his] Department of the Interior stands. He has demonstrated time and again that he is the wrong person to be in a position to protect the people, the lands, plants, animals, and waters — all life interests — in the U.S.A.  Jean Williams stated in her July 22, 2010 column in the Examiner, “Salazar’s record on protecting America’s wildlife has been even more dismal.” This is not the first time that Williams has posted about the failures of Salazar. Another of her posts in March 2010 provides more from environmental groups’ distastes for Salazar’s practices.

We must not allow Secretary Salazar or the corporate greedy mining corporations to prevail in this fight. We must act together to Save the Grand Canyon and all life in and surrounding the areas.

Most of the mining claims are unsubstantiated, therefore allowing the explorative operations is far more devastating to life and the environment! Has there not been a lesson learned from the mining and drilling “explorations” that have already destroyed and left vast dead areas in their wake throughout the world? YES THERE HAVE! The last thing that the U.S., or any country around the world, needs is to have another catastrophic event such as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Disaster, another “Chernobyl” incident from toxic chemicals, or cave ins as have taken place throughout history in mining operations due to lack of safety precautions for the workers. Enough loss, death and destruction!  Enough is enough!

NOW is the time to ACT! Please take a moment to review SEN4Earth’s Petition to Save the Grand Canyon and all life that is put in harm’s way should the uranium mining be permitted to move forward.

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action!
~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org or you may use the widget above

On June 17, 2010, the U.S, District Court for the District of Arizona entered they Order denying preliminary injunctive relief.  The Plaintiffs of that action, Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, Sierra Club, Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians and Havasupai Tribe continue in the fight to disallow the mining operations. On July 12, 2010, Plaintiffs filed their appeal to the United States Court of Appeals. With the filing of this appeal, the Plaintiffs need our support more than ever. Join us in this Call to Action – we must Save the Grand Canyon – and we must act together to do so. Again we ask that you please take a moment to support the action of this appeal and sign SEN4Earth’s petitions in support of the Plaintiffs to halt uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon. Act NOW ~ Share this information on every social network you belong to, post it in all your blogs, email it to everyone you know, talk about it to everyone and ask them to also take action to Save the Grand Canyon and all life it supports!

Save the Grand Canyon ~ Take Action! ~ Click here to Sign SEN’s Petition at Care2′s ThePetitionSite!

Click here to Sign the Petition on Change.org or you may use the widget above

19 comments

  1. Petition signers please take advantage of the Facebook and Twitter and other buttons on the right to help SEN spread this around the world!

    We can win this one and God knows we need it!

  2. Linda D says:

    This is criminal and needs to be stopped!! I have lived and worked in this national park and it has to be protected. Pass this on to everyone you know please!!!

  3. B. Bultman says:

    I would love to sign this petition, but this is only possible inside the USA, while it’s supposed to be a worldwide campaign. Why is this?

  4. Vicky Fuller says:

    Signed and noted on care2, thank you Suzanne and Gregory.

  5. M.A. Brooks, MMA says:

    Have A VOICE!

    You can call, write, email, or fax the President:

    White House Phone Number for comments: 202-456-1111
    FAX Number: 202-456-2461
    Email Form at White House Website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contac
    Mailing Address:
    The White House
    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500
    Please include your e-mail address

  6. Beth Stephens says:

    I have signed both, forwarded them and posted to my Facebook, twitter and MySpace,

  7. The fact that Grand Canyon is so large doesn’t mean it is limitless. If people wanted to test their weapon et cetera, they can try the black hole.

  8. Gerry Preston says:

    I just realized it’s the same lax and corrupt MMS that failed to protect the Gulf that’s failing to protect the GC Drainage Basin. Thank you sen4earth for publishing this story and appeal, I hope national news media pick up on it like they should!

  9. Bernadette, if you are still unable to sign the petition for the change.org site through the widget, please click on the text link and it will take you to the petition right on Change.org where anyone can sign from anywhere in the world. Thank you for helping on this campaign!

  10. Krasimira Buyuklieva-Darzeva says:

    Signed! Thank you Suzanne and Gregory!

  11. Hosler says:

    These are some great points!

  12. Janita Vejar says:

    It’s truly hard to find actions that can be taken to help save critical habitats. I am lucky to have come here. Everyone should be signing these petitions.

  13. Hank says:

    Good post….thanks for sharing.. very useful……signed the petitions and forwarded

  14. BetteM says:

    Simon: You ever been to the Grand Canyon? Its pretty, but thats not the thing of it. You can sit on the edge of that big ol’ thing and those rocks… the cliffs and rocks are so old… it took so long for that thing to get like that… and it ain’t done either! It happens right there while your watching it. Its happening right now as we are sitting here in this ugly town. When you sit on the edge of that thing, you realize what a joke we people really are… what big heads we have thinking that what we do is gonna matter all that much… thinking that our time here means didly to those rocks. Just a split second we have been here, the whole lot of us. That’s a piece of time so small to even get a name. Those rocks are laughing at me right now, me and my worries… Yeah, its real humorous, that Grand Canyon. Its laughing at me right now. You know what I felt like? I felt like a gnat that lands on the ass of a cow chewing his cud on the side of the road that you drive by doing 70 mph.

  15. Gloria Lee says:

    Signed all. The Canyon is my Spiritual Home. Thanks for keeping on top of this.

  16. Thomas L Carroll says:

    Stop the insanity………..

  17. Kandi Mcelwee says:

    Thanks again for the blog.Really thank you! Much obliged.

  18. Leah Connie says:

    Thank you SEN for what you did to save this world treasure. I was thrilled to learn that MoveOn joined in and we actually had a victory!

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