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Virginia League of Conservation Voters Endorses Delegate Patrick Hope for Re-Election Print

NR 2011-13

For Immediate Release

June 20, 2011


League Cites Delegate Hope's Strong Opposition to Uranium Mining


Arlington - The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VALCV) has endorsed Delegate Patrick A. Hope (D-Arlington) for re-election to the Virginia General Assembly. Delegate Hope has been named the VALCV's "Legislative Hero" for both sessions in the legislature for his 100 percent pro-environmental and conservation voting record in the Virginia General Assembly.

Delegate Hope stated, "I'm delighted to have received the 2011 Virginia League of Conservation Voters endorsement. I'm fully committed to protecting Virginia's environment, ensuring clean air, clean water, and investing in a clean energy future."

Lisa M. Guthrie, VALCV Executive Director, said in a letter notifying Delegate Hope of their endorsement, "Your strong opposition to lifting the ban on uranium mining in Virginia is particularly important to our organization and we hope you will be able to lead on this issue and elevate it to prominence in your campaign."

Delegate Hope concluded, "The health risks associated with uranium mining are well-documented and too great to ignore. Lifting the moratorium on uranium mining would be like playing Russian roulette with the health and safety of tens of thousands of Virginians. I'm not willing to do that now or ever."

Patrick A. Hope is a Member of the Virginia General Assembly as the Delegate from the 47th District representing part of Arlington County. He serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee and House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee.


Media Contact:

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Delegate Patrick Hope

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