Grand Win For Grijalva

Congresssman Raul Grijalva has scored a victory in blocking an effort to continue uranium mining on public land near the Grand Canyon. Here's the release from Grijalva's office:

Washington, D.C. — One year after House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Nick J. Rahall (D-WV) and Subcommittee Chairman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) initiated efforts to force the Bush-era Interior Department to withdraw lands surrounding the Grand Canyon National Park from new uranium mining, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today moved to protect nearly one million acres from new uranium mining.

“The spectacular Grand Canyon is far too precious to risk to contamination from