I oppose gold mining by an "international prospecting company". Why should we subject our precious and beautiful land and water to toxic pollutants so others can profit? The waterways of the Commonwealth are a source of food, income, beauty, history and recreation for the citizens of Virginia. The land and water that our ancestors inhabited should be respected and preserved, not laid waste by unregulated mining processes. The James River has made advances in recovering from the kepone disaster of the 1970's. Don't take us back to dirty waters of the past. We are better than that. It's just not worth it.
Lynne Oglesby, RN