We Need the Jobs
With unemployment rates nearly twice as high as the rest of the country, Southside Virginia is desperately in need of jobs and fresh economic opportunities. Developing Southside Virginia’s uranium resources will create hundreds of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of economic development in the region. Uranium is mined safely around the world, and it can be done safely in Virginia. So, we’re all for it, because we need the jobs.
Our Businesses Need the Boost
As America’s economic recovery stalls, contractors and suppliers are having a hard time booking business, and therefore aren’t hiring new workers. One way to bolster Virginia’s economy is to develop Southside Virginia’s abundant supply of uranium. Developing the Coles Hill uranium deposit will generate millions of dollars of orders each year for contractors and suppliers across Virginia. Uranium is mined safely around the world, and it can be done safely in Virginia. So, we’re all for it, because our businesses need the boost.
Clean and Safe Nuclear Energy
Since co-founding Greenpeace in the early 1970s, Patrick Moore has spent his life fighting to protect the environment. Like many environmentalists, Moore has come to recognize that nuclear energy is the cleanest and safest viable source of electricity available. Nuclear energy accounts for 73% of all emissions-free energy in the United States. Listen to Patrick Moore tell us about his experience with safe uranium mining operations around the world and his belief that developing our domestic uranium supply is essential to generating clean and safe nuclear power in the U.S.
We Shouldn’t Depend on Foreign Energy
America’s energy security and economic future are at risk. The U.S. currently imports 92% of the uranium we use to fuel our nuclear reactors, including importing as much as a third of our supply from the unreliable Russian government. Dependence on foreign energy jeopardizes our energy security and stifles economic opportunity in America. Developing Virginia’s uranium resources could help significantly reduce our dependence on foreign energy. Uranium is mined safely around the world, and it can be done safely in Virginia. So let’s support it, because we shouldn’t depend on foreign energy.