Save the Date: Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 pm
Join the Virginia League and fellow conservationists as we honor state Delegates and Senators on both sides of the aisle for their important work during the 2013 General Assembly Session.
We will unveil our annual Conservation Scorecard at the Legislative Recognition Event. Be the first to find out how your legislator scored during session. This year’s event– An Evening at Edgewood– will be held Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 pm in Upperville. Save the date and join us for a wonderful celebration of conservation.
Virginia League 2013 Scorecard Coming Soon!
This coming June – the Virginia League will release its 14th Edition of the Conservation Scorecard, which details the voting records of state legislators on conservation issue like clean water, land preservation and renewable energy. The Scorecard rates individual legislators on a series of important votes cast during the 2013 General Assembly session and presents a composite score on each lawmaker. We know you’re itchin’ to talk with your Delegates and State Senators about their record on conservation.
In the meantime check out Conservation Scorecards from previous years on our Legislative Action page.
VA LEGISLATORS SAY “KEEP THE BAN”
ON URANIUM MINING
To all of you that wrote your Delegates and State Senators – thank you! With your help and the support of local governments, businesses, and public health organizations, our Senators and Delegates in Richmond know that the risks involved with mining uranium in Virginia far outweigh any rewards.
Thanks to grassroots support and leadership in the General Assembly, the ban on mining uranium will not be lifted legislatively this year.
The fight is not over – as soon as the bill to lift the ban failed, uranium proponents began encouraging Governor McDonnell to take action to develop uranium mining regulations without the General Assembly’s approval. To circumvent our legislature and draft such regulations would be bad for business, bad for Virginia’s natural resources, and bad for democracy. With candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and House of Delegates on the ballot this year – be sure to ask them, “Where do you stand on the ban?”
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