Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


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Charlotte Gomer, Press Secretary
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RICHMOND (Jun 17, 2019)—Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today upholding Virginia’s ban on uranium mining. The Court agreed with Attorney General Herring that Virginia has the right to enact a moratorium on uranium mining within its borders:


“This is a big win for the health and safety of Virginians and our environment. Our ban on uranium mining has protected our citizens, communities, local economies, and waterways for more than 30 years, and the Supreme Court has now confirmed that we are well within our rights as a state to decide that a risky, potentially dangerous activity like uranium mining is not for us.”


Attorney General Herring successfully defended the ban in both federal district court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.


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