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Tell the Interior Department to protect Bears Ears from toxic uranium mining

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Bears Ears National Monument and its red rock formations and canyons are irreplaceable. It’s the last place we should allow to be threatened by toxic uranium mining, and yet Atomic Minerals Corp. says it has a green light from the Bureau of Land Management to drill up to 25 exploratory holes just outside Bears Ears in search of uranium.

Wherever it takes place, uranium mining is devastating to land, air and water. Every uranium mine ever operated in the United States has needed toxic waste cleanup, and we can’t let Bears Ears be next. I urge you to block uranium mining near the borders of Bears Ears National Monument.


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