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Legislature gets busy on uranium mining

SoVaNow.com / January 07, 2013
Del. James Edmunds is alerting constituents on upcoming activity by the General Assembly on the uranium mining issue — meetings that are coming quickly and with little notice to the public, he said.

The first is a meeting by the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission, which is set to gather today in Richmond to discuss whether to endorse legislation that would establish a regulatory framework for uranium mining in Virginia.

The legislation, to be introduced by state Senator John Watkins (R-Powhatan), is still being drafted, according to news reports.

Edmunds said he wanted to reach out to the press and his constituents in the 60th legislative district to let them know of the discussions taking place in Richmond.

“Unfortunately, notice of the meeting will be very short, but I will let you know as soon as I know when they are being scheduled,” said Edmunds.

“But in the meantime, those who want to come to Richmond may want to notify their employee of their desire to have the time off to be able to participate in the public hearings. We’re going to need everybody we can get there. So ask your boss now if you can have the day off to come to Richmond when the time comes.”

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