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.
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.
Although I am solely responsible for any errors or shortcomings, I could not have made the progress I have without the help of these people: Kelly Burke, Larry Stevens, and Kim Crumbo of the Grand Canyon Wildlands Council; Melissa Grigione and Dan Smith, Defenders of Wildlife; Mike Siedman, Phoenix Zoo; Mike Senn, Rick Miller, John Goodwin, Ray Lee, Matt Alderson, and Amber Munoz, Arizona Game and Fish Department; Elaine Leslie, Grand Canyon National Park; Rick Moore and Aimee Porcaro, Grand Canyon Trust
; Dave Hanna and Craig Martinsen, Prescott College; and, Jim Riedman, Arizona Land Resources Information System.
News & World Report, the aircraft create "a droning mantle of noise over a park whose views are already degraded by industrial haze." Tom Robinson, director of government affairs for the Grand Canyon Trust
, a public interest group, says overflights now total 100,000 each year.
At the Grand Canyon Trust
's recent symposium on the canyon, speakers from your department emphasized "ecosystem management." What does that mean?
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.