Uranium Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon To Remain In Place

Published: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:04am
Updated: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:36am
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A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has handed a victory to environmental groups over a uranium mining ban on lands next to the Grand Canyon.

The National Mining Association and related groups had asked the court to overturn the 20-year moratorium that was put in place in 2012 by then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Kevin Dahl, Arizona program manager for the National Parks Conservation Association, joins me with his perspectives on the ruling and what could be next.

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