BOMBSHELL REPORT: Uranium Mining in Monuments

By Newsroom America Feeds at 13 Dec 2017

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BREAKING: Just after Trump administration moves to dismantle FOUR national monuments, Washington Post uncovers stealth campaign by uranium company to shrink Bears Ears. Help us stop Trump and Ryan Zinke from opening sacred Bears Ears to dangerous uranium mining with your emergency gift now and your gift will be DOUBLED!

Uranium Mining in National Monuments

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We all knew Donald Trump's Big Energy donors were behind his illegal push to downsize Bears Ears by a jaw-dropping 85%. Now the Washington Post has proof.

The Post just uncovered a May 2017 letter from Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc. urging the Trump administration to massively shrink Bears Ears to the smallest size possible, easing access to the region's uranium ore.

Last week Ryan Zinke said, "This is not about energy." Another Trump Swamp lie, according to EFR COO Mark Chalmers, who wrote in the letter of "many other known uranium and vanadium deposits located within the [original boundaries] that could provide valuable energy and mineral resources in the future." And lo and behold, Trump's new Bears Ears boundaries put the uranium deposits within reach!

Mary, we've already filed suit alongside our partners to stop this egregious attack on our public lands. This letter certainly helps our case, but the lawsuit will be costly -- as will the legislative advocacy necessary to slow down Trump's plans for our other monuments. Please, help us reach 250 more monthly donors with your emergency monthly gift now. A group of generous donors will MATCH your first gift -- up to $150,000! Please, rush your emergency monthly gift of $5 or more now to have your first gift DOUBLED. Help us stop Trump and Zinke from handing Bears Ears and our other national monuments over to their Big Energy backers! Give now and we'll send you our Eco-Chic Reusable bag set -- FREE!

As nefarious as that May letter is, it's just the tip of the iceberg. EFR didn't just submit comments on Zinke's sham monument "review" like the rest of us. They hired a team of lobbyists led by -- wait for it -- Andrew Wheeler, a coal lobbyist now awaiting Senate confirmation as the Deputy Administrator of the EPA.

Trump's swamp just gets bigger and swampier, Mary. We need your help now, before it engulfs our public lands and precious places like Bears Ears, home to more than 100,000 Native American archaeological and cultural sites, is carved up and decimated forever. Please, help us stop Trump and Zinke in the courts and on Capitol Hill with your emergency gift right now. Rush your emergency monthly gift of $5 or more to the Sierra Club now, before Bears Ears and other sacred sites are handed over to Trump's Big Energy backers to drill and mine.

Trump and Zinke have shown this administration will stop at nothing to make sure their Big Energy cronies get their promised profits at the expense of our precious public lands. Let's show them we'll stop at nothing to protect the places we love.

Thank you for all that you do,

Michael Brune

Executive Director

Sierra Club

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Photo | Bears Ears: CC2.0/BLM.


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