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Havasupai Tribal members protest in front of Canyon Mine, a uranium mine near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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Grand Canyon uranium mining ban upheld, court sides with Havasupai

A coalition of Havasupai tribal members and environmental groups breathed a brief sigh of relief as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Fransisco, California handed down a verdict Dec. 12: the 20-year moratorium on new uranium mines was upheld.