URGENT ACTION ALERT: Support Diné Community Resisting “Unacceptable” Uranium Mine Cleanup

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Support Diné Community Resisting “Unacceptable” Uranium Mine Cleanup

Action, News
Join the Red Water Pond Road community’s demand for the highest standard and quality of cleanup of for the Northeast Churchrock Uranium Mine! Members of the Diné community Red Water Pond Road are opposing current Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans for “cleanup” of a decades old uranium mine that has polluted their lands and lives with radioactive contamination. The EPA is proposing to move a portion of the deadly waste from the Northeast Churchrock Uranium Mine less than a mile from its current location and moving the rest to an undetermined location. The Red Water Pond Road Community Association and the Navajo Nation has declared the plan “insufficient” and “unacceptable.” Diné want the waste out, not buried and covered up or hauled and dumped for other Indigenous communities to deal with.…
Read More
City of Flagstaff Passes Resolution Opposing Uranium Mining & Transport

City of Flagstaff Passes Resolution Opposing Uranium Mining & Transport

News, Press Release/Advisory
PRESS RELEASE Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Contact: Klee Benally stopcanyonmine@gmail.com www.haulno.com   City of Flagstaff Passes Resolution Opposing Uranium Mining & Transport Commits to State, Federal, & Municipal Legislative Action *Attached photos credit: Caleb Eckert You can read the approved resolution here (PDF). Flagstaff, AZ — The Flagstaff City Council has passed a resolution opposing uranium mining and transport from the Canyon Mine, located just six miles from the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. The vote was 6 in favor and one, Councilmember Scott Overton, opposed. Leilani Clark, a volunteer with Haul No! stated to the council, “Pass the resolution, pass an ordinance, do everything you can, because we the people, by any means necessary, will do whatever it takes to prevent trucks carrying poison to pass through our communities.” After…
Read More
Haul No! Update from Flagstaff Rally & City Council Meeting

Haul No! Update from Flagstaff Rally & City Council Meeting

Blog, News
Flagstaff Council Commits to Stop Uranium Transport [gallery type="slideshow" ids="475,494,493,491,490,489,488,487,486,485,484,483,482,481,480,479,478,476"] Flagstaff, AZ — On Tuesday, October 10th 2017, Flagstaff City Council held a work session which included discussion to consider passing a resolution and ordinance to stop uranium transport through the community. More than 75 people rallied outside the council chambers before the meeting. “We need water, water is life.” said Odettie Jones, who is from the Havasupai Tribe, “There [are] already a lot of nuclear weapons already made. Why do they need more uranium? It’s already done. Leave it in the ground.” Jones was part of a delegation of a dozen Havasupai Tribal members who came from the Grand Canyon to voice their opposition to Canyon Mine. The Canyon Mine is a uranium mine located near Red Butte, a…
Read More
Haul No! Tour Report Back Part 1

Haul No! Tour Report Back Part 1

Blog, News
Building Momentum in Resistance to Grand Canyon Uranium Mining & Transport Photos by Dustin Wero | Instagram: darth_wero In late 2016 Indigenous anti-nuke & sacred sites organizers decided something had to be done to confront the threat of radioactive uranium ore transport from the Grand Canyon to the White Mesa Mill. In December of 2016, volunteer-based Haul No! was formed to raise awareness, organize, and take action to protect sacred lands, water, and our health from this toxic threat. Haul No! got to work right away researching, creating outreach materials, exploring and advocating policy changes, and planning for direct action to stop the transport. In March 2017, Energy Fuels Inc. (EFI), the owner of Canyon Mine and White Mesa Mill (the only commercially operating uranium processing plant in the US),…
Read More
Haul No! Awareness & Action Tour Dates

Haul No! Awareness & Action Tour Dates

Action, News
Haul No! is an Indigenous led awareness & action tour that will be held June 13-25, 2017 along the proposed haul route of Energy Fuel's Canyon uranium mine. We intend to spread awareness and stimulate action to ensure the Grand Canyon, sacred sites, & our communities are safeguarded from this deadly toxic threat. www.haulno.com Printable flyers: www.drive.google.com/open?id=0B5wrIjcjT7iHbG9nUndja3hPaEE Facebook Event for the tour: www.facebook.com/events/445913952452369/ Tuesday, June 13, Bluff, UT Community Center, 5:30pm Wednesday, June 14, Oljato-Monument Valley, UTMonument Valley Welcome Center, 3pm -- 6pm Thursday, June 15, Kayenta, AZ Kayenta Town Hall, 5:30pm - 8:30pm Friday, June 16, Tuba City, AZ UPDATED: Greyhills Auditorium, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Monday, June 19, Flagstaff, AZ Coconino Center for the Arts, 6pm - 8pm Tuesday, June 20, Cameron, AZ UPDATED: Cameron Chapter House, 1:00pm -…
Read More
Alert: Energy Fuels Completes Drilling Near Grand Canyon

Alert: Energy Fuels Completes Drilling Near Grand Canyon

News
Uranium Mining Could Begin June 2017 at Sacred Site GRAND CANYON, AZ -- Energy Fuels Inc. recently reported that it has completed drilling of it's uranium mine shaft at Canyon Mine, which is located just miles from the Grand Canyon. The company is now creating a plan based upon results of the drilling before it can resume construction at the site. They have also temporarily fired most of their workers. Energy Fuels threatens that uranium ore extraction could begin at Canyon Mine as early as June 2017. [caption id="attachment_253" align="alignright" width="239"] Klee Benally confronts Canyon Mine worker March 12[/caption] "Energy Fuels is violating Mother Earth, desecrating sacred Red Butte, and now bringing poisonous water laced with uranium out of their mine near the Grand Canyon. It is an outrage to…
Read More
Media Advisory: U.S. Court of Appeals to Hear Back-to-Back Cases on Uranium Mining Threats to the Grand Canyon Region, Thursday Dec. 15 in San Francisco

Media Advisory: U.S. Court of Appeals to Hear Back-to-Back Cases on Uranium Mining Threats to the Grand Canyon Region, Thursday Dec. 15 in San Francisco

News, Press Release/Advisory
Media Advisory December 12, 2016 Contacts: Ted Zukoski, Earthjustice, tzukoski@earthjustice.org Neil Levine, Grand Canyon Trust, nlevine@grandcanyontrust.org Richard W. Hughes, Rothstein Donatelli LLP, rwhughes@rothsteinlaw.com Eric Bontrager, National Parks Conservation Association, ebontrager@npca.org Sandy Bahr, Sierra Club-Grand Canyon Chapter, sandy.bahr@sierraclub.org   U.S. Court of Appeals to Hear Back-to-Back Cases on Uranium Mining Threats to the Grand Canyon Region, Thursday Dec. 15 in San Francisco   The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco will hear oral arguments Thursday, December 15 on two key cases involving uranium mining on public lands near Grand Canyon National Park. In the first case, Havasupai Tribe v. Provencio, the Havasupai Tribe, Grand Canyon Trust, Center for Biological Diversity, and Sierra Club challenge the United States Forest Service’s decision to allow Energy Fuels Resources to…
Read More