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Support To-Date: 14247 People (January 15th)

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Numerous articles, editorials, and letters to the editor are being published in local newspapers concerning uranium mining in northern Colorado. To view them, see the Reference page.

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Gov. Ritter Signs Uranium Mining Water Protection Bill

Denver. May 20, 2008. Gov. Bill Ritter today signed into law a measure that will strengthen water-protection, reclamation and other requirements as the state experiences a resurgence of uranium mining.

House Bill 1161, called the "Land and Water Stewardship Act of 2008" by supporters, was sponsored by Reps. John Kefalas and Randy Fischer and Sens. Steve Johnson and Bob Bacon. It stems from a proposal by a Canadian-based company to begin in situ leach mining in Weld County. The process uses high-pressure water injection to extract uranium from the earth.

Petition Signatures Now Over 10,000

On July 1, 2008, we went over the 10,000 mark for petition signatures. Also, there are now over 60 businesses and townships that have signed resolutions urging our representatives and public officials to protect our water, environment and health from the potential dangers of uranium mining. If you want to help stop uranium mining in northern Colorado, Sign Our Petition or Sign a Company Resolution.

Ault Town Board Opposes In-Situ Uranium Mining in Northern Colorado

On June 10th the trustees of the Town of Ault, Colorado voted unanimously to oppose in-situ leach uranium mining in northern Colorado. Ault is nine miles southeast of Powertech's proposed mining area. Trustees Phil Tidwell, David Janssen, Jennifer Weichel, Kay Backstrum, Susan Pacheco, and Butch White courageously took a stand against ISL uranium mining in the area by not only Powertech, but any mining company.

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Uranium: Itís worse than you think

When people think of Durango, Colo., they usually think of the scenery, or the tourist attractions, or the disproportionate number of healthy, spandex-clad bicyclists, runners and raft guides. Rarely do they think of cancer. Perhaps they should.

Read the Editorial by Jonathan Thompson in the High Country News.

The Rush is On for Uranium in Weld County

Another mining company is staking claim to thousands of acres of mineral lease rights in northeastern Weld County in preparation for possible uranium extraction around the ghost town of Keota. Geovic Mining Corp., a Grand Junction-based company, has leased mineral rights on more than 15,000 acres in the Keota area through about 100 lease agreements signed through 2007, according to documents filed with the Weld County recorder.


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