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Six Southside Virginia legislators have met with Gov. Bob McDonnell to discuss their concerns about uranium mining in their back yards. The governor said he doesn't plan to consider the issue anytime soon.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell is hearing from hundreds of people who want him to keep in place a ban on uranium mining in Virginia.
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.
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Gov. Bob McDonnell has become the sole focus of the tug-of-war over uranium mining in Virginia now that the sponsor of a House bill that would establish mining regulations agreed to drop his legislation.
A geologist walks the field's of a Southside Virginia farm and a shrieking Geiger counter illustrates what hundreds of jobs sound like - jobs that could be the salvation of this economically depressed area or spell its ruin.
Interests lobbying the General Assembly to repeal a law banning uranium mining plied state legislators with nearly $140,000 in campaign contributions the past two years, according to data gleaned by a nonprofit and nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog.
Virginia's chief jobs officer and the tie-breaking vote in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, opposes a move to allow uranium mining and milling, citing the potential to slow job growth in Southside Virginia and concerns about its environmental impact.