McDonnell bypassing the public for corporate profits
May 29, 2012
The Washington Post reports, "Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's administration has started examining how the nation's largest known uranium deposit could be mined. But some critics complain that the study, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year, is being conducted behind closed doors with little input from the public."
Progressive Points: Virginians need good jobs but polluting our water with radioactive waste isn't the way to get there. Bob McDonnell is playing politics and putting corporate profits ahead of public safety, forging ahead with plans for uranium mining in Southside without public input.
The General Assembly refused to lift the ban on uranium mining this year--but Bob McDonnell is trying to bypass the public to move the process forward. Making decisions in the dark guarantees that Virginia families' concerns about protecting our health and clean water won't be heard.
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