Grand Canyon protection from mining about to end

by Ginger D. Richardson - Dec. 5, 2008The Arizona Republic

The Bureau of Land Management today is expected to eliminate a regulation that gave two congressional committees the ability to block future uranium mining and exploration on public lands near the Grand Canyon.... [U.S. Rep Tucson]... Grijalva who is rumored to be a leading candidate to head the Interior Department in President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet, blasted the Bush administration's decision to abolish the regulation.