Holding : The Fourth Circuit’s judgment that the Atomic Energy Act does not preempt Virginia’s prohibition on uranium mining in the Commonwealth is affirmed.
Judgment : Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Gorsuch on June 17, 2019. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which Justices Sotomayor and Kagan joined. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Alito joined.
I am inclined to agree with the result here, but I will have to read more before I am certain.
This case could have major implications for other issues, such as nuclear waste disposal in Nevada and elsewhere.