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DANVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Two Southside Virginia voices against uranium mining are joining forces. The Roanoke River Basin Association says it has welcomed CommonHealthVA as a part of its family. The group is among several that advocated for keeping the...
Two Southside Virginia voices against uranium mining are joining forces. The Roanoke River Basin Association says it has welcomed CommonHealthVA as a part of its family. The group is among several that advocated for keeping the state's prohibition on...
Don't expect anything soon on uranium mining from Gov. Bob McDonnell. The governor said he's still focused on legislation reaching his desk from the 2013 session of the General Assembly and he's not going to give any thought to uranium mining until...
ReporterLegislation that could open the door to uranium mining in Virginia stalled this year in the General Assembly, but the debate continues. New radio ads from groups on both sides of the debate are shifting the focus to Governor Bob McDonnell. The Keep...
Six Southside Virginia legislators have met with Gov. Bob McDonnell to discuss their concerns about uranium mining in their back yards. Pittsylvania County Republican Delegate Donald Merricks said the governor told them Friday legislative matters such...
Southside Virginia lawmakers are seeking a meeting with Gov. Bob McDonnell to outline their objections to a suggestion that he order the development of regulations for uranium mining. Proposed legislation that would do just that was abandoned last...
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Southside Virginia is listed as one of the top ten endangered places in the Southeast. That's according to the Southern Environmental Law Center, an advocacy organization for the environment. It says the push to lift Virginia's longstanding ban on...
Gov. Bob McDonnell is now the sole focus of the tug-of-war over uranium mining in Virginia. Delegate Jackson Miller of Manassas says he's asked the chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee to not bring forward his legislation establishing...
WDBJ7 ReporterThe battle over uranium mining isn't over. There's still a small chance after the senator who proposed a bill opening the door to uranium legislation withdrew his bill yesterday. The signs still speak for themselves the next day. Drive in any town...
Tags: Pittsylvania County, Mining
The sponsor of legislation that would have allowed uranium mining in Virginia has withdrawn his bill amid almost certain defeat in a Senate committee. Sen. John Watkins withdrew the bill Thursday before the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and...
Tags: Agriculture, Mining
WDBJ7 Senior ReporterOpponents of uranium mining are hoping to keep up the pressure on state lawmakers, and on Monday they returned to Richmond to make their case. A few hundred people gathered in Capitol Square before the day's legislative session. They lined the...
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