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News 7 ReporterNews that a final decision on uranium mining in Virginia will be postponed has people on both sides speaking out, though it doesn't appear anyone's celebrating. Supporters and opponents Chatham reacted to the news Thursday. Chatham has been the center...
ReporterThe first Virginia lawmaker to announce his vote on the uranium mining ban says his colleagues should consider his decision. Delegate Don Merricks says he will vote against lifting the ban on uranium mining. The proposal is expected to be introduced...
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NEWS7 Senior ReporterUPDATED 4:55 p.m.: A major development in the controversial issue of uranium mining in Southern Virginia. Governor Bob McDonnell asked the General Assembly on Thursday to keep the state's moratorium in place, while Virginia studies mining and develops...
UPDATED: Coalition of community and business leaders tells state lawmakers to keep moratorium on uranium miningLegislators, business leaders and medical professionals from Southside Virginia are asking the General Assembly to take no action in the 2012 session on a 30-year-old state ban on uranium mining. Known collectively as the Virginia Coalition and the...
ReporterLate last week, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell asked state lawmakers to keep the moratorium on uranium mining in place for at least another year. That didn't stop opponents of uranium mining from making another trip to Richmond on Monday. About...
A new coalition with some familiar names has been created to keep Virginia's 30-year ban on uranium mining in place. The Gazette Virginian reports that The Virginia Coalition includes House Del. James Edwards, former Del. Ted Bennett and retired NASCAR...
ReporterUranium mining is likely to be the hot button issue when Virginia lawmakers begin work in a couple of weeks up in Richmond. A proposal to lift a statewide ban on the mining of the radioactive mineral is polarizing and personally impactful. Consider...
firstname.lastname@example.orgAn organization opposed to a proposed shale quarry in southern Berkeley County has criticized the West Virginia Surface Mine Board for affirming the state Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to issue a mining permit for the operation....
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal judge in Washington has put a proposed coal-fired power plant in southwest Kansas on hold until an environmental impact study has been completed. U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan ruled Tuesday that the U.S....
CNNSpeaking to voters in Iowa Monday, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania ripped the Environmental Protection Agency's new rule placing first-ever limits on the amount of mercury that coal-fired power plants can emit into the air. The GOP presidential...
It takes a highly motivated writer with a dedication to detail to chronicle the drama and historical significance of what has come to be called the Roosevelt “Court packing” plan. Jeff Shesol has done a masterful job of re-creating the...
West Virginia would slash property taxes in exchange for a new “cracker” plant and reserve funds to improve roads, schools and high-speed Internet access, under proposals Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin offered the Legislature in his State of the...
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