Grand Canyon National Park in the USA

This 27 February 2019 video from the USA says about itself:

A Brief History of Grand Canyon National Park | National Geographic

Take a look at Grand Canyon National Park‘s first 100 years.

5 thoughts on “Grand Canyon National Park in the USA


    Indigenous communities are leading the fight to protect the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. “Uranium mining has already poisoned and will continue to poison the springs and waters of my Grand Canyon home. It will be poisoning the land, the plants, the animals, and the people that live there, including all the visitors that come to visit the Grand Canyon.” โ€” Havasupai Councilwoman Carletta Tilousi at a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing.

    Join the fight and tell your member of Congress to protect the Grand Canyon.


    The Trump administration is rushing to open the Grand Canyon to Big Polluters โ€” threatening the water of Native communities and ecosystems throughout the Canyon. Sign now and urge your representative to act!

    You need to see this, Lola โ€” Trump is rushing to let Big Polluters mine for uranium in the Grand Canyon.

    For millennia, indigenous communities, including the Havasupai, Hualapai, Hopi, and Navajo Nation communities, have lived in and around the Grand Canyon. Any move to expand uranium mining within the Grand Canyon would risk destroying these sacred lands and exposing the water supply of indigenous communities to toxic uranium pollution.

    This is how we stop it: Environmental champion and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rep. Grijalva has introduced the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act (H.R. 1373) that will protect 1 million acres of land around the Canyon from uranium mining. To get this bill over the finish line, LCV supporters like you must support the indigenous communities leading this fight and make sure your representative knows just how important this fight is. Will you contact your member of Congress now?

    We CAN stop uranium mining in the Grand Canyon but only if we push Congress to act. Send a message to the House now ยป

    Indigenous communities throughout the region are already dealing with the impacts of existing uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. Uranium mining can increase toxic radiation levels that lead to lung and bone cancers, and a host of issues for the ecosystems nearby. Allowing more mining would exacerbate the risks to water, public health, and sacred lands.

    Make no mistake: Opening the Grand Canyon to Big Polluters โ€” just like gutting protections for Bears Ears National Monument and ignoring the concerns of indigenous communities for the Keystone XL pipeline โ€” is yet another example of the Trump administration’s disregard for indigenous rights and sovereignty.

    Uranium mining in the Grand Canyon would cause immense damage that we could never reverse. For years we’ve fought to keep Big Polluters out of the Grand Canyon โ€” and now supporting the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act is the best thing we can do to protect this iconic space once again.

    As our members of Congress are at home for recess, it’s critical that they hear from their constituents about how important this bill is to protect the iconic Grand Canyon. We can’t do this without you, Lola โ€” please send a message to your representative today.

    Contact Congress to protect the Grand Canyon for generations to come ยป

    Thank you for joining the fight to protect the Grand Canyon.

    Elizabeth Jacob
    Associate Digital Campaigns Manager
    League of Conservation Voters


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