Thank you, Governor McAuliffe, for keeping the ban!

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In 2013, Virginia won a hard-fought battle against a well-financed effort by the uranium industry to repeal the 30-year moratorium on uranium mining. Newly-elected Governor Terry McAuliffe stated in no uncertain terms that he would veto any bill that sought to repeal the ban.

Although we celebrated a great victory with Governor McAuliffe, our work is not over. Virginia Uranium, the company behind the push to open Southside Virginia to this invasive mining process, has made clear that intends to renew this fight after Governor McAuliffe leaves office.

The Keep the Ban Coalition is a group of local and state organizations working to maintain the existing ban on uranium mining in Virginia. Scores of public interest groups and localities (see the list here) and more than 20,000 citizens have stated their support to the General Assembly for keeping the ban on uranium mining in Virginia.

Stay informed!

"Saving a River's Legacy" - a short video featuring Southside Virginians dicussing their concerns about potential uranium mining in their watershed.

“Saving a River’s Legacy” – A short video featuring Southside Virginians discussing their concerns about potential uranium mining in their watershed.

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