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Apr 7, 2015

USA: Grand Canyon is at risk of massive developments - "Leave it as it is..."

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From: "Jeff Wiedner, American Rivers" <outreach@americanrivers.org>
Date: Apr 7, 2015 4:42 AM
Subject: "Leave it as it is..."


When President Teddy Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon a national monument, he said: "Leave it as it is…The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it." Now the Grand Canyon is at risk of massive developments that would devastate its wild nature, its beauty, and the health of the Colorado River.

Check out our new video by film maker Pete McBride that spotlights the beauty and challenges of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon.

Watch our new video

A proposed industrial-scale construction project in the wild heart of the canyon, radioactive pollution from uranium mining, and a proposed expansion of groundwater pumping at Tusayan all threaten the Grand Canyon's wild nature and unique experience that belongs to every American. That is why American Rivers named the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon the #1 Most Endangered River for 2015.

You know that the Grand Canyon is an irreplaceable national treasure and one of the most iconic landscapes on the planet. With your help, we can stop these projects from causing irreparable harm to the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon's unique wild character, clean water, and cultural values.

I hope you will check out this video and share it with your friends.

For the rivers,

Jeff Wiedner
Director, Online Community
American Rivers


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