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Southside Va. lawmakers meet with governor on uranium

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.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 01:41pm EST

Tags: Bob McDonnell

Va. governor hearing from public on uranium mining

Gov. Bob McDonnell is hearing from hundreds of people who want him to keep in place a ban on uranium mining in Virginia.

Saturday - 02/09/2013, 09:17am EST

Tags: Virginia, Bob McDonnell, uranium mining ban

Anti-uranium mining lawmakers appeal to Va. gov

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.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 02:19pm EST

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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, Virginia Uranium Inc.

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: Virginia Uranium Inc., 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, Virginia Uranium Inc.

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Lt. gov. announces opposition to uranium mining

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.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 01:27pm EST

Tags: Bill Bolling, economy, jobs

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