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Call to overturn Grand Canyon mining ban

The Mohave County Board of Supervisors has reportedly asked the new Trump administration this week to lift an Obama-era, 20-year ban on new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon.

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Pigeon Spring (Image: Donald Bills, USGS)

The ban came into effect in 2012 after a decision by then-US Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar to withdraw over 1 million acres of federal land in the Grand Canyon region from new uranium mining

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