Category Archive: grand canyon

Jul 07 2009

Arizona’s Stupidest State Senator

Via PZ comes news of the latest Arizona politician to make an utter ass of his/herself: Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake), arguing in favor of a bill to allow uranium mining north of the Grand Canyon, casually says that the earth is 6,000 years old, and therefore a little uranium mining isn’t going to …

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Oct 18 2008

We Have One Week to Save the Grand Canyon

George W. Bush has a vision for the Grand Canyon. But it’s not this. It’s this. These are photographs of Orphan Mine, an abandoned uranium mine on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Mining stopped there in 1972, but the environmental impact continues today: Visitors walking along the canyon rim must detour around the …

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