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  •  It should be banned until there is a demonstrably (4+ / 0-)

    safe and environmentally responsible means of conducting such mining.  If that can happen in less than 20 years, I would be against a twenty year ban.  I would make the ban open ended, until a more refined version of these criteria (no pun intended) had been met.  

    At the end of the day, these bans are just political window dressing, as the Feds will mine for uranium on Federal land if they choose to, regardless of what the President says today, pre-election.  

    If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? - Psalms 11:3

    by SpamNunn on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 08:18:38 AM PST

    •  safe & environmentally sound vs. maximum profit (3+ / 0-)
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      BYw, Calamity Jean, oldpotsmuggler

      Even if there were a demonstrably safe and environmentally sound way to mine uranium in the Grand Canyon, they would never do it because it would be less profitable than mining in an unsafe and environmentally destructive manner.  If it were maximally profitable to literally fill the Grand Canyon up with mine tailings, they'd do it in a second.

      "Address our concerns and then we'll let you mine"?  We're dealing with people who aren't willing to make that compromise.  Even if you could get it from them, it'd just be a step towards getting everything they want.  They'd just keep pushing and lying and corrupting until they have official permission to take it all and stick us with the bill.

      Do you know why they call it the American Dream? Because it only happens when you're asleep.

      by Visceral on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 09:41:22 AM PST

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