Put our health and safety ahead of corporate greed
September 5, 2012
The Danville Register and Bee reports, "As it has so many times before, the uranium mining question dominated much of the public comments portion of the most recent meeting of the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors The comments Tuesday night were about a resolution on uranium mining and milling on the agenda for the meeting but taken off at the start by Banister District Supervisor Jessie Barksdale."
Progressive Point: Virginia leaders should put our health and safety ahead of corporate profits. Virginia's ban on uranium mining protects our families by keeping our water clean, safe, and drinkable. Eliminating those protections might help big corporate campaign contributors, but at the expense of our families.
Corporate special interests are trying to undo the rules we put in place after learning the hard way, from our broken health care system to the Wall Street meltdown, that cutting corners doesn't create jobs, it kills them. Common sense safeguards protect the food we eat, the water we drink, and the air we breathe. Our Commonwealth will move forward when we focus on creating jobs and not cutting common sense safeguards.
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