March 4, 2008
Mount Taylor, located near Grants, N.M., will not be mined for uranium soon.
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Sierra Club, tribes will continue to fight mining efforts on NM peak
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The sacred Mount Taylor, located near the community of Grants in north central New Mexico, has won a temporary reprieve from exploratory uranium mining. Tribal leaders, pueblos and the Sierra Club praised the decision by the New Mexico State Cultural Properties Review Committee, which will allow the state to gather input from affected tribal groups. This decision will allow the tribes and the Historic Preservation Division to carefully evaluate any applications for mining permits.