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Hear Sandy Libby Bourne, energy policy analyst employed by Virginia Energy Freedom Center, a think tank which supports uranium mining and development of “Virginia Made” energy of all kinds; and Olga Kolutushkina a volunteer with the Roanoke River Basin Association, a civic group opposing uranium mining. They support developing renewable energy resources. Her daytime job as an energy lawyer with expertise in energy markets and regulations fuels her knowledge of these issues.
Richmond Independent Radio, WRIR.ORG, Sunny Gardener Host and producer, Lightly on the Ground Radio; Sandy Libby Bourne, Virginia Energy Freedom Center; and Olga Kolutushkina, Roanoke River Basin Association
Lightly on the Ground Radio presents the second show around the public hearing staged by the Uranium Working Group in late November of 2012. The meeting was called to inform the public about the Group’s findings and to suggest that regulations be developed that would govern the activity.
Sandy Libby Bourne was recorded at the Science Museum of Virginia before the Uranium Mining Group public hearing and Olga Kolutushkina recorded her comments at home on a smart phone. They are both informed and thoughtful voices: one works at a think tank which supports uranium mining as well as development of “Virginia Made” energy of all kinds; and one a volunteer who opposes uranium mining and supports the development renewable energy resources. They both work in the DC area.
People are concerned about the long term effects of such an activity on the local and regional economy. For some, quick jobs during economic hard times are of primary importance. Listen and form your own opinion, and speak with others about this timely matter, including legislators at all levels.