House Republicans attack USBLM's EIS on mining moratorium around Grand Canyon NP

An email trail uncovered by House Republicans voices the belief that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management relied more on "confusion and obfuscation" than science in justifying a 20-year ban on new hard-rock mining claims on 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar pointed to the BLM's final environmental impact statement in January when he ordered a 20-year moratorium on hard-rock mining on the land to protect the national park and its waters.

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