One More Unnecessary Decision
Posted by liloladenvers on July 21, 2009
Environmental/political correctness run amuck!! Salazar could study without calling a two year arbitrary halt. I almost titled this post “One More Stupid Decision” – maybe next time!
This article is in the Washington Times:
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday that he will place a two-year hold on the filing of new uranium and other hard-rock mining permits on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, prompting charges from mining groups of compromising U.S. energy security and of encouraging more dangerous mining abroad.
Mr. Salazar said the department would spend those two years studying whether the lands should be withdrawn on a more extensive basis from new mining claims in order to protect the watershed, species and plants from possible contamination. Mining exploration or extraction that has already been approved for permitting would not be affected by either the two-year moratorium or a permanent ban, he said.