Interior Secretary Stresses Job Creation From Tourism - As He Bans New Uranium Mining Out West

January 10, 2012 - 10:40 AM
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"The president and all of our team are optimistic that our best day are ahead, and indeed, when you look at job creation over the last several years, we have been making steady progress," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said at the National Geographic Society in Washington, where he signed a 20-year moratorium on new uranium-mining leases on 1 million acres surrounding the Grand Canyon.