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Updated: Tusayan Town Council Reaffirms Opposition To Uranium Mining In the Grand Canyon

March 21, 2019

The Tusayan Town Council is renewing its opposition to uranium mining. The Council 'revisited' its 2011 resolutions at last nights meeting.

The council says while it opposes uranium mining it is not endorsing legislation that would permanently ban uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. A bill  was recently sponsored by Rep. Raúl Grijalva.

The Congressional Western Caucus issued a new release in opposition to Grijalva's bill . Town Manager Eric Duthie is quoted in that release:   "Tusayan believes this is federal overreach to appease special interest groups who do not represent the views of the many life-long residents who cherish and manage the Grand Canyon."

The council says its the legislation restricts a much broader range of uses beyond mining that that's why Duthie permitted the statement to be used in the news release.