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States’ Right to Ban Uranium Mining Upheld

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a Virginia mining company that was suing to overturn the state’s 1982 moratorium on uranium mining.

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Virginia Uranium Mining Ban Goes to Supreme Court

In May, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a case regarding mining companies’ attempt to overturn Virginia’s ban on uranium mining.

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Virginia Bill to Lift Uranium Mining Ban Withdrawn | Inspecting Fracking in Ohio

By Davis Wax On January 31, legislation to lift a 31-year old ban on uranium mining was withdrawn from the Virginia Senate floor before voting could commence that afternoon. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. John Watkins, removed the bill from the

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Vested Power: State-Level Legislative Agendas in 2013

By Brian Sewell, J.W. Randolph and Nathan Jenkins At the state level, the public often has greater access and input on decisions and the processes of their governments. But so do special interests — especially campaign funders and industries that

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