The White Mesa mill is currently in litigation with the Navajo Nation and Grand Canyon Trust
over high radon emissions and the threat to local groundwater.
Many local and national environmental groups, including the Grand Canyon Trust
and Sierra Club, had opposed the plan, as did the National Park Service.
Roger Clark, with the Grand Canyon Trust
said: Congratulations and thanks to the Forest Service for correctly recognizing that the development could 'substantially and adversely affect Tribal lands and the Grand Canyon National Park.
Whether they know it or not, all Americans owe gratitude to NPCA, the Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust
, and many individuals who succeeded in banning uranium mining for the next 20 years near the Grand Canyon ["Radioactive Proposal," Spring].
was head of public policy for the Wilderness Society and co-founder of Grand Canyon Trust
, a regional advocacy group.
The Havasupai Nation, with the Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, and Grand Canyon Trust
, sponsored the gathering to halt uranium mining on Red Butte, July 23-26, 2009.
As Geographical went to press, the groups, including the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and Grand Canyon Trust
, filed a law suit against the Forest Service claiming that by allowing uranium drilling at 39 sites close to the Grand Canyon National Park it had violated the National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedures Act and the Appeals Reform Act.
At a recent gala recognizing the lifelong conservation efforts of Bruce Babbitt, Secretary of the Interior during the Clinton administration, the Grand Canyon Trust
presented Babbitt with the first John Wesley Powell Award.
Tom Robinson, director of government affairs for the Grand Canyon Trust
, a public interest group, says overflights now total 100,000 each year.
There's a good chance we'll do one next year,'' said Tom Moody, of the Grand Canyon Trust
, an environmental group based here.
Some conservation groups, notably the Grand Canyon Trust
, are pressuring Glen Canyon Dam operators to adjust the Colorado's flow to create more-natural river conditions.
The investment, which will significantly reduce air pollution emissions and make SJGS one of the first coal-fired power plants in the nation to voluntarily install mercury emissions reduction technology, is a result of a cooperative agreement with the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), the Grand Canyon Trust
and the Sierra Club.