Monday, June 19, 2017
‘Haul No!’ Tour Underway to Stop Grand Canyon Uranium Mining & Transport
Upcoming Dates: Flagstaff, Cameron, & Red Butte
Grand Canyon, Arizona — As Energy Fuels Inc. (EFI) threatens to start uranium mining on sacred Indigenous Lands managed by the US Forest Service, just miles from the Grand Canyon, Haul No! is in the midst of a 300 mile awareness and action tour along the Canyon Mine haul route.
What: The Haul No! Tour includes presentations on public health, cultural and environmental impacts from uranium mining, and a direct action workshop.
Who: Haul No! is a volunteer Indigenous-led group collaborating with Indigenous communities and leaders, environmental organizations, and community-based advocates working to stop nuclear colonialism in the Southwest.
When & Where:Haul No! tour has already been through Bluff, Monument Valley, Kayenta, & Tuba City.
Monday, June 19, Flagstaff, AZ
Coconino Center for the Arts, 6pm – 8pm
2300 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Tuesday, June 20, Cameron, AZ
UPDATED: Cameron Chapter House, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
June 23-25, Red Butte, AZ
Havasupai Prayer Gathering
Due to Highway 180 road closure please use the following directions from Flagstaff (approx. 75 miles):
Directions: From Flagstaff, take I-40 West
Take exit 165 for AZ-64/I-40 toward Williams/Grand Canyon
Go through Valle (north) and continue 11 miles to Forest Road 320.
Turn right (east) and go 1.3 miles to FR 340.
Look for signs.
Why: Up to 12 trucks a day with 30 tons each of highly radioactive uranium ore are slated to be transported through mostly small reservation communities.The Havasupai Nation has legally challenged the US Forest Service due failure complete meaningful consultation with the Havasupai in their 1986 Environmental Impact Statement regarding Canyon Mine. A decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is still pending.
Although the Navajo Nation has banned transport of uranium through its lands since 2012, EFI would be permitted by the state of Arizona due to jurisdictional issues.
Possible radioactive contamination to land, water, and air from the Canyon Mine, White Mesa Mill, and transport of uranium would impact northern Arizona, southeast Utah, the Colorado River, Moenkopi Wash, the San Juan River, and the lands and cultural resources of the Havasupai, Hopi, Navajo, Ute, and Paiute peoples.
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