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Court upholds Obama-era ban on new Grand Canyon uranium mines

12.12.2017
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Celebration of the ruling by environmentalist has been tempered by expectations that the Trump administration will side with mining interests to end the banA powerful court ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era ban on new uranium mines around the Grand Canyon should stay in place, though celebration on the environment side was tempered by expectations the government itself will now side with mining interests to end the ban. A separate, but linked, ruling on an older mine was a defeat for a Native American tribe.The mining industry and a coalition of Republicans in Arizona and Utah had hoped for court support to tear down an order from the Obama administration in 2012 that protected a million acres of land around the Grand Canyon from mining development for 20 years. But they lost in the ninth circuit court of appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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