Environmental groups threaten to sue Bureau of Land Management
Groups allege proposed Grand Canyon uranium mine threatens endangered species
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Center for Biological Diversity, Grand Canyon Trust, and Sierra Club filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over Endangered Species Act violations connected to a proposed Grand Canyon uranium mining effort.
The notice alleges that the BLM has failed to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) on the potential impacts of the Arizona One uranium mine, located just north of Grand Canyon National Park, to threatened and endangered species.
The notice alleges that the BLM has been relying on old information and an outdated, inadequate environmental analysis, which violates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
It further alleges that the agency failed to supplement its 1988 environmental assessment for the mine and prepare a new environmental impact statement in light of new science and circumstances relevant to the mine's potential impacts.
The Arizona One mine is located within the one million acres of land that were