Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced on September 22 he was appointing Ann Jennings as the new Secretary of Natural and Historic Resources. Ms. Jennings has served as Deputy Secretary of the department and replaces Matt Strickler, who was appointed to the position when Governor Northam took office in 2018.
- – WRAL News – 6/19/21
- – Virginia Mercury – 4/16/21
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed into law a bill that would direct a study of gold mining in the Commonwealth. The issue arose last year when ABRA member Friends of Buckingham became aware that a Canadian mining company was considering the establishment of an open pit mine in Buckingham County to access a gold seam that extends all the way to Northern Virginia.
- – Associated Press – 8/19/20
- – WFXR-TV – 8-6-20
- – Virginia Mercury – 7/30/20
- – The Franklin News-Post – 7/29/20
- – Virginia Business – 7/7/20
- – Richmond Times-Dispatch – 5/23/20