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Fate of Va. uranium mining rests with McDonnell

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.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 03:11pm EST

Tags: The Chatham company, Pittsylvania County, uranium mining,

Proposed East Coast uranium mine dividing Va.

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.

Saturday - 01/26/2013, 01:31pm EST

Tags: uranium mining, Coles Hill, Va., Virginia General Assembly, uranium mining ban, economic development

Uranium backers gave gifts, donations to lawmakers

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.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 03:06am EST

Tags: virginia public access project, virginia state board of election, Virginia General Assembly, uranium mining,

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APNewsBreak: Va. Farm Bureau backs uranium ban

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation is backing the continuation of the state's 30-year ban on uranium mining, concluding that the mining and milling of the radioactive ore is a threat to Virginia's multibillion dollar agricultural industry.

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 04:29pm EST

Tags: Farm Bureau Federation