Blue Virginia: Counting Your Chickens Before they Hatch

Apparently CEO of Virginia Uranium, Inc., Walter Coles, has been lavishing Virginia legislators with trips to France and La Canada. Hmm, I wonder why?

Now, Coles and VUI are certainly within their rights under federal law to take legislators on trips to France, they did so to the tune of $27,000 for three people in 2010.  They are also in their rights to have spent more than $200,000 on lobbying expenses since 2008.

[Coles] is basically saying that he has the votes to lift the existing ban on uranium mining in Virginia regardless of the results of the National Academies of Science study that is ongoing.

via Blue Virginia

Oh that's why.

Read more about the potential of uranium mining in Virginia at Blue Virginia.