Grand Canyon Watershed up for Destruction?
The Hill recently reported that President Trump is considering lifting the Obama-era ban on Uranium mining in northern Arizona — a ban that was put in place to protect one of our state’s and country’s most beautiful and breathtaking regions.
Mining in that fragile area would destroy a significant part of our landscape forever. It would also cause undue risks to our groundwater and soil — risks that could lead to an unmitigated disaster. 
Trump is endangering the Grand Canyon watershed.
Adoption of these recommendations would integrate analyses for oil and natural gas and geothermal leasing with the agency’s land management planning process.
This proposal could reduce costs by 30 percent, as oil and natural gas and geothermal leasing analyses could leverage the assessment and public engagement
processes that are part of the land management planning process. However, this integration would add complexity to land management planning, potentially
causing an increase in overall land management planning costs. 
Trump is ordering the U.S. Forest Service to no longer abide by their motto, “Caring for the land and serving people.”
- Steve Farley for Arizona Governor
- Steve Farley – Wikipedia
- Steve Farley – Arizona State Senate
- The Hill, November 1, 2017, Timothy Cama – Trump to reconsider Grand Canyon uranium mining ban
- U.S. Forest Service, October 11, 2017 (PDF) – USDA Final Report Pursuant to Executive Order 13783 on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth