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House passes bills to permanently ban uranium mining around Grand Canyon NP, O&G drilling near Chaco

The House passed legislation Wednesday that would ban mining near the Grand Canyon, a move designed to counter any efforts by the Trump administration to bolster the uranium industry by mining on federal lands.


The bill, which passed 236-185, would make permanent a mining moratorium on more than 1 million acres in northern Arizona surrounding the iconic national park.


https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/468180-house-passes-bill-to-prohibit-mining-near-grand-canyon

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