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Nate Rees, Trout Unlimited Nathan.firstname.lastname@example.org (480) 236-2479
WASHINGTON D.C. (December 19, 2019) – Protecting the land and water values of the Grand Canyon from the impacts of uranium mining has been a top priority for Trout Unlimited and sportsmen in Arizona. Today Congress moved one step closer to permanent protection for this special place with Senator Sinema’s introduction of legislation in the Senate in coordination with the recent passing of the Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act in the House.
“Arizonans have no greater treasure than the Grand Canyon, and it is a sportsman’s paradise,” said Nate Rees, Arizona coordinator for Trout Unlimited. “With over one million acres protected, sportsmen can realize greater water quality and robust hunting habitats in perpetuity. We sincerely thank Senator Sinema for introducing this legislation. We look forward to working with Senator Sinema and her colleagues in the Senate to advance this bill into law.”
The bill will establish protections for current and future generations of sportsmen, the watershed, ecosystems and cultural heritage as well as authorize a study of current uranium stockpiles in the United States.
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