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Uranium mining: a local farmer’s perspective

A farmer, “less than 10 miles” from the site of the proposed uranium mining operation, has penned this piece on the subject. “We are being treated like a mere economic colony of Northern Virginia and Richmond.” Indeed.

That’s one of the many problems of the Dillon Rule: those legislators who represent places outside of the affected area get to weigh in on it. (Which is why we have no transportation solution for Hampton Roads.) In a perfect world, the outside legislators would listen to those whose constituent are most affected. That’s not going to happen here, any more than it happens when Hampton Roads wants transportation solutions.

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