Havasupai Urge Obama To Reconsider Designating Grand Canyon A Monument
KJZZ Phoenix - January 12, 2017

A Native American tribe in Arizona is calling on President Obama to reconsider designating a national monument around the Grand Canyon. The Havasupai claim it’s literally a matter of life and death for their people to protect the 1.7 million acre uranium-rich tract that encompasses the Canyon. Tribe councilmember Carletta Tolousi says mining near the… Read more »

A Canyon, A Cause
Arizona Capitol Times - January 11, 2017

I’m spoiled. I know this. When people find out about my treasure, they become a tad bit jealous. “That must be awesome!” they say. “You are so lucky” they sigh. I can only sit back and say, “I know, I know…I take advantage of it as much as I can.” When I have these conversations… Read more »

President Obama should declare the Greater Grand Canyon a national monument
Native News - January 3, 2017

President Obama just designated two new national monuments, Bears Ears in Utah and Gold Butte in Nevada, honoring the deep and historical connections of Native Americans to these lands. National monument status will ensure these connections remain unfettered and that the lands are safeguarded for future generations. The designations rightfully help broaden the story of… Read more »

Flagstaff businesss leaders ask for designation of Grand Canyon National Monument
Navajo-Hopi Observer - January 3, 2017

On Dec. 21, city business owners and community leaders joined a nationwide campaign urging President Barack Obama to permanently protect America’s most iconic national park — the Grand Canyon— from toxic uranium mining on public lands surrounding the park. Over 25 local business owners, community leaders, and members of a coalition of environmental organizations, as… Read more »

2016 in Review: Grand Canyon the focal point of year’s environmental news
Arizona Daily Sun - December 31, 2016

Environmental news in 2016 centered on the Grand Canyon, a fitting trend considering this year was also the National Park Service’s centennial, spurring a surge of visitation to and attention on national parks across the country. Grand Canyon rode the visitation wave and in mid-December announced it had reached a new record of 6 million… Read more »

The president did the right thing: Bears Ears National Monument
Los Angeles Times - December 28, 2016

President Obama deserves our gratitude for designating the rich natural and cultural treasure of the Bears Ears region in southeastern Utah as a national monument. He had to think big. In granting 1.35 million acres of federal land new, needed protections, he preserved for the future a place of learning, grandeur, sanctuary, and healing. Against political… Read more »

St. Louis should be a cautionary tale to the Grand Canyon
St. Louis Post Dispatch - December 27, 2016

The legacy of radioactive waste haunts our city and our country. From our own backyards in north St. Louis County to the north rim of the Grand Canyon, the waste left over from processing uranium has left its mark at a severe price to both public health and the environment. This story is told in… Read more »

Why we need a national monument designation
Latino Outdoors - December 26, 2016

When I turned 18 years old I asked my family to take me to the Grand Canyon for the first time. I had always wanted to visit, but despite living in the same state as the Grand Canyon, traveling was an expense that my family could rarely afford. Until my first visit to the canyon… Read more »

Local meeting seeks to declare the Grand Canyon a National Heritage Monument
Northern Arizona Today - December 22, 2016

The Grand Canyon National Park set a visitation record for the second year in a row as they welcomed in their six millionth visitor. Local businesses held a meeting today to call on President Obama to protect the national park and declare it a National Heritage Monument. Several concerned Flagstaff residents attended, including Nicholas Petrusek… Read more »

Locals urge Obama to protect the Grand Canyon before it’s too late
Colorado Springs Independent - December 21, 2016

Surrounded by bikes, helmets, water bottles and jerseys at his Old Town Bike Shop, owner John Crandall held up a letter signed by 50 other local business owners, academics and community leaders. It was addressed to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. The petition-signers are part of a broader movement urging President Barack Obama to designate… Read more »