Biden firm on uranium-mining ban around 'jewel' of the Grand Canyon
January 6, 2021
WASHINGTON – For four years, the Trump administration took steps to boost uranium mining for what it called national security reasons, a move environmentalists saw as an attempt to open the door to mining near the Grand Canyon.
President-elect Joe Biden may be ready to shut that door for good.
"I can't believe I have to say this, but we can't let Donald Trump open up the Grand Canyon for uranium mining," Biden tweeted in August, after a Trump administration task force on nuclear fuel proposed relaxing restrictions on mining on federal lands.