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McAuliffe Speaks at Environmental Conference at VMI

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Lexington, VA - Governor Terry McAuliffe says it's high time Virginia does something about climate change, before our sea level gets too high in Hampton Roads.

McAuliffe delivered the opening remarks at the Environment Virginia Symposium today at Virginia Military Institute.

Inside the Center for Leadership and Ethics, McAuliffe told attendees as long as he's governor there will be no uranium mining in Virginia.

McAuliffe says we must do everything we can to keep our water clean... mentioning the recent coal ash spill near Danville.

 At the military school, he talked about Virginia's economic dependence on the military.

"Virginia is the number on recipient of DOD dollars. That's great news. But what happens when you have the dramatic cuts we're having today? That means we have to figure out what are those new businesses of the future. That's why I always talk about renewable energy, wind, and solar. How we build these new industries because we've got to replace some of the loss of military assets," said McAuliffe.

Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources and Lynchburg native Evan Feinman was also at the conference today. Feinman attended the climate change panel meeting this afternoon.

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