If the park is enlarged, the change would push the park boundary closer to the old mine — and near a proposed hydropower plant.
The creation of Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument will kill jobs, prevent mining, retire grazing permits, close roads to OHV users, reduce access for sportsmen, and steal water rights.
The Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act — passed by the Colorado legislature in 2010 to promote replacing six aging Front Range coal-fired power plants with natural gas — will lead to up to a 4 million ton cut in coal sales, Sanderson said.
I miss the Uranium Boom of my childhood. Americans were aware of the threats presented by the Cold War, but we felt safe because we knew that we were actively involved in building our defenses. We knew and named the enemy for what it was. “Communism” was the hiss and byword of my youth.