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Not only is the Grand Canyon at risk, the Sacred Black Hills, along with much of the United States is at risk. The mining company-beneficiaries of the Trump Admin’s attempt to weaken environmental law are largely foreign uranium mining companies. This is being done under the guise of “national security”, but as these are foreign owned, they could have the opposite impact, as was the case of Uranium One – a Canadian mining company that fell into the hands of Russia. In the case of the Canyon Mine, near the Grand Canyon, and Dewey Burdock in the Black Hills, the companies are Canada’s Energy Fuels, and Canadian-Chinese (Hong Kong) Azarga. Mining standards of proof are weaker in Canada, and it has provided a dangerous back-door to foreign control, as in the case of Uranium One. Uranium One was a Canadian company which was gradually bought up by a Russian government owned company. Furthermore, Canada is a separate country from the USA with its own interests. Its economy is highly dependent upon both resource extraction and penny stock mining companies that may never mine anything but people’s money. On the Black Hills see here: https://agrdailynews.com/2020/05/09/get-the-hell-off-the-indigenous-fight-to-stop-a-uranium-mine-in-the-black-hills-mother-jones (Also HT to https://nuclear-news.net) https://archive.li/iL82j Also, do a search for Black Hills, Dewey Burdock, EnergyFuels, Energy Fuels, Grand Canyon, Canyon mine, Uranium One, etc within the search window of our blog.
The Center for Western Priorities explained in a press release on April 23, 2020, that the Energy Department’s Nuclear Fuel Working Group report, “includes recommendations to expand access to uranium deposits on public lands and weaken environmental reviews for uranium exploration and development activities.” They point out that it would constitute a bail-out of foreign mining companies that want to mine in the Four Corners Region. The Executive Director of the Center for Western Priorities, Jennifer Rokala, said: “Foreign-owned uranium corporations pushed to shrink Bears Ears National Monument, and now they want to increase mining around the Grand Canyon. The Trump administration appears ready to use a global pandemic as cover to greenlight dangerous mining operations that could contaminate one of America’s natural wonders and landscapes across the West.” See the entire press release and more here: https://westernpriorities.org/2020/04/23/response-to-trump-administrations-nuclear-fuel-working-group-recommendations/
Trump is using a pandemic to weaken environmental law. First victim: The Grand Canyon
There’s no such thing as a ‘safe’ uranium mine. Yet a new report recommends excluding these mines from public review and comment.
President Trump is using the worst pandemic in a century to weaken our environmental laws without public oversight, and he isn’t sparing the Grand Canyon.
While Americans shelter at home, waiting for the administration to offer a more effective medical response than injecting bleach, an administration advisory group just released a report recommending opening more public lands to uranium extraction.
The steps recommended in a new report  by the Nuclear Fuel Working Group, an industry-stacked panel the president created through an executive order in July 2019, look a lot like pre-determined conclusions.
One of the most alarming should worry every Arizonan, and frankly every American: excluding uranium mines from the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which gives Americans the chance to review and comment on major proposals that impact them.
The report, if it’s implemented, paves the way for dangerous mining of the sort that even industry cheerleaders don’t suggest in public…
These recommendations are another in a long line of industry giveaways being pushed under cover of pandemic without public scrutiny.
The American people should reject this report and the rigged process used to prepare it. And as a credible new analysis from the Grand Canyon Trust  shows us, even if we wanted to take the report seriously, there’s no such thing as a truly “safe” uranium mine.
The Canyon Mine, a few miles from the southern entrance to Grand Canyon National Park, was approved in 1986. It’s never produced any uranium, but it’s been far from silent. Over the past few years, the mine shaft has been flooded with tens of millions of gallons of potentially radioactive water that have had to be pumped out and, in some cases, sprayed as mist into the air…”
Read the entire article here: https://naturalresources.house.gov/news/in-the-news/trump-is-using-a-pandemic-to-weaken-environmental-law-first-victim-the-grand-canyon And here: https://archive.li/NI9FF
An important read-reminder about Azarga: https://bhcleanwateralliance.org/who-is-azarga/
Dewey Burdock – Azarga: https://opencorporates.com/companies/us_co/20131699736
Azarga Hong Kong https://opencorporates.com/companies/hk/1875782
Azarga (formerly PowerTech) British Columbia-Colorado: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1515828/000151582820000003/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml
About Energy Fuels:
“Energy Fuels was incorporated on June 24, 1987 in the province of Alberta under the name Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. On September 2, 2005, the Company was continued under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario). On May 26, 2006, Volcanic Metals Exploration Inc. changed its name to Energy Fuels Inc. On November 5, 2013, the Company amended its Articles to consolidate the issued and outstanding Common Shares on the basis of one post-consolidation Common Share for every 50 pre-consolidation Common Shares. The registered and head office of Energy Fuels is located at 2 Toronto Street, Suite 500, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2B6, Canada. Energy Fuels’ conducts its business and owns its assets in the United States through its U.S. subsidiaries, which have their principal place of business and corporate office at 225 Union Blvd., Suite 600, Lakewood, Colorado 80228, USA. Energy Fuels’ website address is http://www.energyfuels .com. Energy Fuels is a reporting issuer in all of the Canadian provinces. Energy Fuels’ common shares (the “Common Shares”) are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) under the symbol “EFR” and on the NYSE MKT under the symbol “UUUU”. In addition, Energy Fuels’ convertible debentures are listed on the TSX under the symbol “EFR.DB”. See“Market for Securities – Debentures”. Options on Energy Fuels’ common shares are traded on The Chicago Board Options Exchange. The Designated Primary Market Maker for the options is Group One Trading, LP. KCG Americas LLC is the Company’s Market Maker on the NYSE MKT. The Company conducts its business and owns its properties through a number of subsidiaries. A diagram depicting the organizational structure of the Company and its active subsidiaries, including the name, country of incorporation and proportion of ownership interest, is included as Exhibit 1 to this AIF. Energy Fuels also owns a number of inactive subsidiaries which have no material liabilities or assets and do not engage in any material business activities.
All of the Company’s U.S. assets are held directly or indirectly through the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiaries Energy Fuels Holdings Corp. (“EF Holdings”) and Strathmore Minerals Corp. (“Strathmore”). See “Exhibit 1”. EF Holdings and Strathmore hold all or a portion of their uranium mining and milling assets through a number of additional subsidiaries. The principal assets of the Company are held as follows:
* the White Mesa Mill, a 2,000-ton per day uranium and vanadium processing facility located near Blanding, Utah (the “White Mesa Mill” or “Mill”) through EFR White Mesa LLC;
* the Colorado Plateau properties, including the Whirlwind Mine, the La Sal Project, the Sage Plain Project, and other exploration and development properties in the Colorado Plateau district, through EFR Colorado Plateau LLC (“EFR Colorado Plateau”), and its subsidiaries West Lisbon, LLC and Colorado Plateau Partners LLC (“CPP”);
* the Gas Hills Project, Juniper Ridge Project, and the Company’s 60% interest in the Roca Honda Project through Strathmore Resources (US) Ltd. (“Strathmore US”);
* the Sheep Mountain Project through Energy Fuels Wyoming Inc. (“EF Wyoming”);
* the Daneros Mine in the White Canyon district of southeastern Utah, and other exploration properties in that district through EFR White Canyon Corp (“EFR White Canyon”);
* the Arizona Strip properties, including the Arizona 1 Mine, the Pinenut Mine, the Canyon Project, and the Company’s 50% interest in the Wate Project, through EFR Arizona Strip LLC (“EFR Arizona Strip”), and its subsidiaries Arizona Strip Partners LLC (“ASP”) and Arizona Strip Resources JV, LLC (“ASR”);
* the Henry Mountains Complex in southern Utah and other exploration properties through EFR Henry Mountains LLC (“EFR Henry Mountains”);
* the Copper King Project through Wyoming Gold Mining Company Inc. (“Wyoming Gold”); and
* miscellaneous properties through EFR Properties LLC.
All of the U.S. properties are operated by Energy Fuels Resources (USA) Inc. (“EFUSA”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of EF Holdings.
In addition, the Company holds a 16.5% equity interest in Virginia Energy Resources Inc. (“Virginia Energy”) (TSX.V:VUI; OTCQX:VEGYF). ”