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Virginia Uranium Mining Ban Maintained

by: lowkell

Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 17:04:41 PM EST

Nice work by Sen. McEachin on this issue!
Uranium Ban Maintained; Senator McEachin Thanks Citizens for Advocacy

RICHMOND, VA - Today, Senator Watkins struck his bill that would effectively have lifted the ban on uranium mining in Virginia. Senator A. Donald McEachin (D-Henrico), who has been a strong opponent of uranium mining, made the following statement:

"This is a victory for the citizens of Virginia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their advocacy and their efforts. Many, many Virginians have written letters, made phone calls and appeared here today to tell the legislators of their concerns for public health and safety should the ban have been lifted.

"I was pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a diverse community of citizens to ensure this ban was maintained. I would also like to thank my Republican colleagues who joined me to keep the ban. This was truly a bipartisan and grassroots effort. Moreover, with the ban in place, we can continue to do the work of finding safe sources of alternative energy to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and on fossil fuels," Senator McEachin concluded.

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