In the biggest stretch of logic since Jack Dunavant’s “Chemical Trespass” law (which was steamrolled into unconstitutional oblivion), Karen Maute comes up with another creative way to try and ban uranium mining.
(Dr. Evil voice)Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight…
Let’s just say that the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors goes quite insane and passes this proposed piece of legislation. It would take approximately 38.6 seconds for any judicial review to rule it unconstitutional. The county simply doesn’t have the authority to put an any-mile ban of any activity thanks to the Dillon Rule.
Maute is an intelligent woman. Based on her SCC experience, she should know that this law would have no chance of surviving any judicial review, but then common sense seems to be lacking in lots of the SCC’s activities.