Conservation Lobby Day aims to give VA’s future back to Virginians

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    With so much on the line for human and environmental health during this year’s session of the VA General Assembly, Conservation Lobby Day comes as a much needed momentum booster to implement an agenda based upon reason and environmental health.

    Conservation Lobby Day kicks off tomorrow at 9AM at Richmond Center Stage (600 E. Grace St.) and at 10AM at the Virginia General Assembly Building on 910 Capitol Square. The purpose of Conservation Lobby Day is to show your elected representatives as well as Virginia’s lobbyists that you support environmental protection.

    Even though Gov. McDonnell has signaled a call to continue the ban on uranium mining in Virginia in 2012, it seems clear that this is a political tactic drawn out by the McDonnell administration and Virginia Uranium Inc. to mollify the opposition and take away from the powerful arguments of those opposed to the unacceptably risky practice of uranium mining and milling.

    The Chesapeake Bay requires appropriate funding to successfully complete Virginia’s latest plans to clean the bay and its tributaries. One of the highest priorities will be sustaining the share of state surplus deposited into the Water Quality Improvement Fund.

    Whatever issue you choose to come out and show your support for, make sure you come out! Our health and the future of our environment in VA depend on your active participation!  

    • Colston Newton

      Don’t you all realize that as soon as you say something is for the “environment” or “human” health, most folks think “bohica”…that bunch making a good living off causes is about to 1.) stop us from trying to make a living and 2.)Dig into our pockets…and not a damned one of them ever broke a sweat or got their hands dirty?

      I am all for both causes, but the professionals are ruining them with the public.