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house Bill H.R. 1373

Should Mining & Geothermal Leasing in Lands Near the Grand Canyon be Permanently Banned?

Argument in favor

Mining in the Grand Canyon area puts at risk an irreplaceable natural environment and a thriving tourism economy that depends on it. Uranium mining isn’t worth putting the Grand Canyon at risk, so the current 20-year ban on mining in the Grand Canyon area should be made permanent to ensure the Grand Canyon is protected for future generations.

jimK's Opinion
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10/30/2019
Yes, protect our treasured National Parks. These Natural Wonders are irreplaceable and should never be scarified on the alter of greed. Not all actions which are expedient and profitable, are the right and proper thing to do. Don’t let today’s near-term profit destroy irreplaceable resources.
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larubia's Opinion
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10/30/2019
There should be no mining, fracking, or drilling of any kind at or near any of our National Parks. This is why they were protected initially! Parks are to be preserved and treasured, not exploited by private, dirty energy companies!
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davidf's Opinion
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10/30/2019
Listen to the Native Americans. This is their land and the Grand Canyon is one of the most remarkable areas on earth. In contrast, uranium mining is incredibly destructive and to reopen this senseless, unnecessary demolition of beauty is an act shear evil.
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Argument opposed

Closing off over a million acres of Arizona’s land to development will hurt the state’s economy and potentially jeopardize U.S. national security, as uranium is used in military applications. It may be possible to mine safely in ways that protect the surrounding environment. Permanently banning mining now, before feasibility studies on the issue by the U.S. Geological Survey are completed, is premature.

David's Opinion
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10/30/2019
We have to remain energy independent and the technology has advanced so much that there’s little environmental impact any more.
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Jim2423's Opinion
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10/30/2019
The Grand Canyon National Park is more than what you as a tourist see. If out of site and taken well care of yes we could help pay for the parks services from the geothermal and mining industry. Most of these industries are far out of site from most people. They would have agreements to keep the area as natural as possible and limited roads. Keep the sections all the tourists pollute with their waste and garbage so other tourists can see that.
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Robert 's Opinion
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10/31/2019
The leasing of State and National parks can give needed revenue to help clean up and even expand their borders
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    Yes, protect our treasured National Parks. These Natural Wonders are irreplaceable and should never be scarified on the alter of greed. Not all actions which are expedient and profitable, are the right and proper thing to do. Don’t let today’s near-term profit destroy irreplaceable resources.
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    We have to remain energy independent and the technology has advanced so much that there’s little environmental impact any more.
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    There should be no mining, fracking, or drilling of any kind at or near any of our National Parks. This is why they were protected initially! Parks are to be preserved and treasured, not exploited by private, dirty energy companies!
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    Listen to the Native Americans. This is their land and the Grand Canyon is one of the most remarkable areas on earth. In contrast, uranium mining is incredibly destructive and to reopen this senseless, unnecessary demolition of beauty is an act shear evil.
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    Yes protect what little we have left.
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    The Grand Canyon and ALL national parks must be protected permanently. This president, administration and Moscow Mitch are a disaster.
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    All development in all public land should be stopped.
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    Wt ever loving f is wrong with our representatives? Stop destroying everything Just stop Try looking your children or grandchildren in the eye and telling them to go f themselves Washington is doing just that Greedy old white men want to leave nothing for future generations
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    I don’t care about uranium for bombs and Forever Wars! Protect the Grand Canyon. Uranium mining is AWFUL. It’s one of the most damaging types of strip mining done by hydraulic water blasting. It’s hugely wasteful and destructive. It contaminants the water, destroys the terrain, and causes extensive environmental damage, such as increased flooding and erosion, and sediment blocking waterways and covering over farm fields. NO WAY!!
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    The Trump Administration has been assaulting the places we hold as sacred. The assaults are destruction of pristine areas, National Parks, and Protected areas on land and water. Trump is an existential threat to the natural world. Stop his mining assaults on The Grand Canyon and also in the 8th Congressional District of Minnesota, the BWCA - Boundary Waters Canoe Area.
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    The ban was temporary until the U.S. Geodetic Survey could complete a study to determine if there was a risk to public lands. Then you underfunded them to the point that they couldn't complete the study. Now your argument is that there is no evidence of risk, so let's make some money. How stupid do you think we are? These are public lands, held in trust for the American people. All public lands should be left untouched unless there is proof that no damage will be done. Fund the study to completion, or keep your filthy hands off!
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    Protect our natural environments at all costs. Once harmed, it’s too late!
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    yes simple as that
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    Stop destroying our land
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    We cannot afford anymore continuous destruction of our public lands!
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    Government is charged with the protection & preservation of our wilderness areas, our beautiful America. That means keeping it wild. No actions of greed or profit. No mining, drilling, fracking, pipelines, deforestation, grazing, trapping & hunting wildlife. No leases or sale of our natural resources for export by industries. Keep our parks, monuments, offshore, & all public lands wild & pristine for future generations. Five hundred years we do not want this magnificent scenic beauty destroyed. Honor this trust. Ban changes that endanger it.
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    It’s a national treasure that needs to be preserved. The mining industry won’t be hurt by this measure. Please vote yea.
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    It is our responsibility to preserve and protect our national parks from greed and short sightedness for future generations. Anything else is reprehensible.
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    Our natural parks should never be sold for corporation to destroy
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    We need to make sure we keep the Grand Canyon or any other geological sightings in the nation protected to make sure their beauty is saved for everyone to see.
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    The Grand Canyon needs protecting the feasibility studies can do nothing to protect from the accidents that can never be reversed. The government can research using spent rods from nuclear plants to possibly do a similar job.
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