Grand Canyon, preserved

UPDATE

A while back we wrote about a uranium-mining ban that was about to expire in the area surrounding the famous U.S. landmark and one of the seven wonders of the natural world – the Grand Canyon.  Thanks to Arizona resident Suzanne Sparling who led the charge to extend it, collecting 50,000 public comments, last Monday, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced his support for another 20-year ban on the dangerous practice.