"U.S. Ag Department Proposes Lifting Mining Ban Near Grand Canyon"

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday proposed lifting a mining ban on land near Grand Canyon National Park as part of the Trump administration’s broader effort to sweep away regulations impeding development.

“Adoption of this recommendation could re-open lands to mineral entry pursuant to the United States mining laws facilitating exploration for, and possibly development of, uranium resources,” the department wrote in a report to the White House seen by Reuters.

The area potentially affected by the reopening is managed by the department’s Forest Service."

Reuters had the story November 1, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 11/02/2017