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The Time Has Come: Uranium Mining Battle Takes Center Stage in Richmond

The time has come to take our fight to keep the ban on uranium mining to Virginia’s General Assembly. And we do so bolstered by over 10,000 petition signatures of Virginians throughout the Commonwealth, 65 organizations signed-on, numerous Virginia newspaper endorsing the ban, and over 50 government jurisdictions representing millions of Virginians resolving formally and informally their interest in maintaining Virginia’s ban on uranium mining. (Check out KeeptheBan.org for full list.)

Coal and Energy Commission Meeting, Jan. 7, 12pm

When: January 7, 2013 Noon
Where: General Assembly Building, House Room D.
(910 Bank St., Richmond, VA 23219 * Bring Photo ID to enter the building)
The discussion of any possible action or recommendation related to the Governor’s Working Group Report will take place at this meeting. There is an opportunity for public comment at this commission meeting.

News Conference, January 7, 11am

Attend a major news conference live from Richmond. Six speakers will alert the media to the potentially devastating impact of uranium mining on the public health, Virginia business, and environmental concerns. Keep the pressure on as lawmakers consider a bill that could lift the moratorium on dangerous uranium mining. An allies’ website, www.commonhealthva.org will be announced.

WHEN: Monday, January 7th 2013 at 11 AM.
WHERE: House Briefing Room, First Floor of the General Assembly Building, located at the intersection of East Grace St. and North 9th St., Richmond, VA 23219.

Call-In Day, Thurs., Jan. 10: KEEP the BAN on URANIUM MINING in VIRGINIA

Legislation to lift the ban on dangerous uranium mining in Virginia must be stopped. Your legislators need to hear from you!

When our Representatives are making decisions on how to vote, one of the biggest influencing factors is what they hear from you, their constituents. Contact your State Delegate and Senator and let them know you support KEEPING the BAN on uranium mining.

Join thousands of voices on Thursday, January 10, as Sierrians and allies from all over the state call into their lawmaker’s offices and demand that we Keep the Ban!

Click here to be guided to our Call Alert system which will provide you the phone number of your State senator and delegate and offer a script to impart on them.

Let’s keep the pressure on as lawmakers consider a bill that could lift the moratorium on dangerous uranium mining. Spread the word. Tell a friend. Let’s keep pushing, let’s KEEP the BAN!

Citizen Environmental Lobby Day, Jan. 28

Uranium mining may be the hottest environmental issue this General Assembly session. A great way to make a big impact during the legislative session is to attend Virginia’s Conservation Network’s Citizen Lobby Day on January 28th. Lobby Day is your opportunity to join other like-minded individuals from across VA and in your district in telling your legislator to Keep the Ban on Uranium Mining. Click here for more information and to register.

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