Environment & Energy Report

Grand Canyon Mining a Divide in Arizona Senate Race? (Corrected)

Nov. 25, 2019, 11:56 AMUpdated: Nov. 25, 2019, 3:26 PM

Uranium mining in the Grand Canyon could be a tricky issue for Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) to navigate as she seeks to keep her seat next year, Tiffany Stecker reports.

  • The House passed a bill (H.R. 1373) last month to ban uranium mining and geothermal exploration in the Grand Canyon, but McSally hasn’t publicly said where she stands on the issue in her state. “The Grand Canyon is about as sacred as you can get out here,” said Chuck Coughlin, president and CEO of HighGround Public Affairs Consultants in Phoenix and former chief of staff to Arizona...
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