We have Facebook Groups for our members with special interests. Last year the Fracking Study took center stage and that was the name that we used for the group: LWV-VA Fracking Study. We have now changed that name to LWV-VA Fracking, Uranium, and other Extractive Industries.
Why are we doing this you ask? Because it looks like things are heating up to try to fight the ban on uranium mining in Virginia. The LWV-VA Position supports a moratorium on uranium mining until modern, enforceable and effective best practices are approved by an independent assessment team. (1983, 2014)
Clearly, we would stand against lifting the ban, and it may, perhaps, be time to re-familiarize yourself with our position for “Water Supply and Distribution” since that is where the uranium concurrence was added. Be sure to look at the full version of Positions in Brief so that you can get a clear picture of why uranium poses a threat to our water supply. You can find that material here: http://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/action-advocacy/2017-positionsinbriefpd-fold.pdf
As you learn more about the uranium mining issues, please become a member of our facebook group and share your information with all of us who are also interested.