About Us

The Keep the Ban Coalition is a group of local and state organizations working to maintain the existing ban on uranium mining in Virginia. More than 20,000 citizens have stated their support for the ban to the General Assembly, and over 100 government entities and nonprofit groups (that are not part of the Steering Committee) have expressed deep concerns about lifting Virginia’s 30-year ban on uranium mining.

Keep The Ban Steering Committee Members:

Government entities that have taken action related to keeping the ban:

Bi-State Commission on the Roanoke River Basin
Brunswick County, VA
Charlotte County, VA
City of Charlottesville, VA
City of Chesapeake, VA
City of Creedmor, NC
City of Danville, VA
City of Henderson, NC
City of Martinsville, VA
City of Norfolk, VA
City of Oxford, NC
City of Portsmouth, VA
City of Roanoke, VA
City of Suffolk, VA
City of Virginia Beach, VA
Currituck County, NC
Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce
Fauquier County Water Authority, VA
Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council, VA
Fairfax County Water Authority
Floyd County, VA
Granville County, NC
Halifax County, NC
Halifax County, VA
Halifax County Chamber of Commerce (VA)
Halifax County Economic Development Commission (NC)
Halifax County (VA) Industrial Development Authority
Halifax County (VA) Service Authority
Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (VA)
Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (VA)
Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments
Madison County, VA
Mecklenburg County, VA
Nelson County, VA
Orange County, VA
Patrick County, VA
Pittsylvania County, VA
Rappahannock County, VA
Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission, VA
Roanoke County, VA
Roanoke River Mayors Association (NC)
Southampton County, VA
Town of Butner, NC
Town of Clarksville, VA
Town of Culpeper, VA
Town of Halifax, VA
Town of Hurt, VA
Town of Floyd, VA
Town of Franklinton, NC
Town of Louisburg, NC
Town of Macon, NC
Town of Middleburg, VA
Town of Orange, VA
Town of South Boston, VA
Town of Warrenton, NC
Town of Williamston, NC
Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (5 counties and 38 municipalities)
Virginia Municipal League (39 cities, 156 towns and 10 counties)
Vance County, NC
Warren County, NC
Washington County, NC

Other organizations that have taken action related to keeping the ban:

Agnes Dowdy and Associates Real Estate
Alliance for Progress in Southern Virginia
American Rivers
Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League
Brumfield Homeowners Association (VA)
Buggs Island Striper Club
By Cary
Clean Water Action
Clean Water for North Carolina
Clover Hill Farm
Concerned Citizens of Tillery (NC)
Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District
Cypress Group of the NC Sierra Club
Deerhaven Farm
Dowdy Bookkeeping and Tax Services
Dowdy’s Homefront Security
Down Branch Farm
Ecological Working Community of Tidewater Sowers of Justice
Environment Virginia
Float Fisherman of Virginia
Free Union Grass Farm
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the New River
Friends of the Rappahannock
Garden Club of Virginia
George Mason University’s Environmental Action Group
Goose Creek Association (VA)
Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light
Halifax County Business Horizons, Inc. (NC)
Hotel Floyd
Jerry’s Gunsmithing
Kerr Lake Bassmasters
Kevin Arnold Real Estate Investor
Lake Gaston Association
Living Culture Farm
Love Real Estate, Inc.
Lovelace Farms
Lovelace Properties, LLC
Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church (Virginia Beach), United Church of Christ
Lynnhaven River NOW
Medical Society of Virginia
Merifield Acres Landowners’ Association (NC)
Mountain Dream Farm
Mothers United Against Uranium Mining
NAACP, Virginia State Conference
– NAACP Appomattox County Chapter
– NAACP Lynchburg Chapter
– NAACP Martinsville-Henry County Chapter
– NAACP Matthews Chapter
– NAACP Nottoway Chapter
National Wildlife Federation
Neighbors for Neighbors
Norfolk Hospitality Association
North Carolina Environmental Justice Network
North Carolina Roanoke River Basin Advisory Committee
North Carolina Water Resources Congress
North Carolina Wildlife Federation
Occupy Virginia Beach
Old Man River Farm
P&T Sylist Salon
Patrick Environmental Awareness Group
Plowshare Peace & Justice Center
Rivercroft Farms
Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District
Roanoke River Partners
Ron Witcher Farm
Sewing and Alterations by Joyce G. White
Smith Mountain Lake Association
Smith Mountain Striper Club, Inc.
Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project
South Hampton Roads Chapter, Virginia Organizing
Still Point Press and Design
Sustain, Inc.
Treehouse Farms
Trout Unlimited, Virginia Council
Tuckee Farms
United Methodist Conference of Virginia
United Methodist Holston Conference
Caretaker’s of God’s Creation – United Methodist environmental committee
University of Mary Washington Ecology Club
University of Mary Washington President’s Council for Sustainability
University of Mary Washington Student Senate
Upper Roanoke River Roundtable
Virginia Alliance for a Cleaner Environment
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Virginia Bass Federation
Virginia Beach Hotel-Motel Association
Virginia Coalition
Virginia Catholic Conference
Virginia Municipal League (representing 39 cities, 156 towns, 10 counties)
Virginia New Majority
Virginia Organizing
Volunteer groups of Sierra Club-Virginia Chapter:
– Keep the Ban, Chesapeake
– Keep the Ban, Norfolk
– UBAN, Floyd County (VA)
– Roanoke Group of the Sierra Club
– Sierra Club Keep the Ban Team, Martinsville
We the People of Virginia
William C. Clark Farm
Zion Baptist Church, Hampton

Organizations who support maintaining the ban pending further study:

Virginia Association of Counties

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