Bill Banning Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Moves to Senate

If the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act becomes law, approximately 1 million acres of federal land will be closed to uranium mining permanently.

That being said, were the bill or a companion bill to pass the Senate, it would not be signed by Trump (or any sitting President), as it was never destined to become law. What is more, the future of the Grand Canyon’s mineral wealth is above Trump’s paygrade. Consequently, he’ll be asked to shred the bill like a good soldier and the federal lands in question will remain optionable by mining interests in the decades to come.

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