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Canyon Vistas

The Grand Canyon as seen from the South Rim near Mather Point.

The Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution supporting a U.S. House bill that would permanently prevent new uranium mining near the Grand Canyon. 

The bill was introduced by Congressman Raúl Grijalva last month. 

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The council previously reaffirmed a temporary ban on mining near the canyon first implemented during the Obama administration. 

Alicyn Gitlin with the Grand Canyon chapter of the Sierra Club thanked council for the resolution. 

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Adrian Skabelund can be reached at the office at askabelund@azdailysun.com, by phone at (928) 556-2261 or on Twitter @AdrianSkabelund.

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