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Legislation to ban cyanide in mining operations passes House unanimously

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2024 CONTACT Stephanie Rinaldi, Press Pause Coalition,, 434-270-0706 Richmond, Va. — Yesterday, two pieces of legislation developed from concerns of Virginians faced with impacts from exploratory drilling for metals and future large-scale metal mining


Legislation filed to ban the use of cyanide in mining operations

Today, Del. Shelly Simonds, House District 70, filed two pieces of legislation designed to protect the health of Virginia communities from a dangerous toxin used in large-scale metal mining.


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