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Keeping it Grand: A Fight Against Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon

Keeping it Grand: A Fight Against Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon

Even though the goal of a national park is preserve and protect the land, the Grand Canyon is a battleground for its richness in uranium. Political figures are fighting to sell parts of the Grand Canyon to those seeking to earn profits from the uranium mining industry, while the Navajo nation fights to protect both the land they have lived on and their own wellbeing.

Why Red Hates Green: the 70s to 90s Conservative Backlash to the American Environmental Movement

Why Red Hates Green: the 70s to 90s Conservative Backlash to the American Environmental Movement

When Richard Nixon, a Republican president, signed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) into law in January 1970, nobody found it entirely too startling. If President Ronald Reagan had done the same only ten years later, however, the nation would have been shocked. What made it so that environmental issues became a question of political affiliation by the 1990s?