The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s most iconic places. A stunning slash in the earth where we can go to experience the power of nature and hear ― the sound of helicopter blades and airplane engines?
It’s hard to imagine a West without the Grand Canyon’s grandeur. When you really think about what it takes to protect the beauty of a place, the laws themselves like the Antiquities Act (which lately has come under attack) become much more meaningful.
In another regulatory action in the waning days of the Bush administration, the Interior Department on Thursday unveiled a new rule that challenges Congress’s authority to prevent mining planned on public lands.
As the House Interior Appropriations Committee prepares for its July 12 hearing on massive cuts to the country’s natural resources, The Wilderness Society is shining the spotlight on three of the most egregious attacks. The proposed House spending bill would destroy protection for a million acres of Grand Canyon National Park, wipe out funding for critical conservation programs and stop the EPA from protecting Americans from the dangers of pollution.