This time, a 4-3 Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors decision actually made sense.
I had covered this issue when it first came up and called it bullcrap. This was another attempt by Karen Maute & the SCC to preemptively ban uranium mining before an independent study of the safety could come out. Not only would this proposed piece of legislation failed a judicial review, the 25-mile circle was clearly designed to wipe out what may happen if an independent study says that mining can be done safely.
In the comments to the R&B article, Maute says…
I did not consider Coles Hill to be in the 25 mile radius. I did however hope that that radius, half of which would be in NC and not be included, would give security to the potential industries, the homes in which workers and executive’s families would live.
Then why did you pick 25 miles (which happens to be right on the edge of the proposed Chatham mining site)? I also don’t believe that Karen Maute came up with this idea on her own. This has SCC’s smell all over it.
Let’s also take a look at “porkchop62″‘s quote from the comments…
Personally, I really believe that it is time to unseat and re-align the BoS and county administration to better balance and serve the people on a more equitable scale. It would seem the time is right to initiate such a campaign.
Well, well. That sounds eerily similar to the Shireen Parsons’ idea of “let’s overthrow the county government”. Parsons was the “community activist” that the SCC was briefly aligned with before she came up with that idea. The SCC quickly dropped their support of Parsons and “The Alliance” after that concept was presented.
Anyway, who cares? Good riddance to bad legislation.
ADDITION: Whoa! It’s getting fun over at this article’s comments section. I’m sure this one is going to be deleted quickly so I’ll save it here for posterity. Here’s “porkchop62″‘s meltdown…
Well touche’ rockit, except for one thing, it’s Mr. not Ms., so kiss my ASSertion that you possess any integrity AT ALL. I don’t have any problem with anonimity, it’s cowardice I dispise, and I back up what stand I take, but you know what they say about opinions and @&&holes;. Plenty of folks around here know exactly who I am, by moniker and nickname and character. You however, not so many. I sense a tilting of balance with you, one that favors, by monetary gain if nothing more, not just the mining of uranium but the continued wholesale r@pe of our lands and resources for the financial gains of a select few at the egregious detriment of many. AND, sir, since I am directly decended from Cherokee, Choctaw, and Poquoson Native Americans, GET THE H&// OFF OUR LANDS AND RETURN UNTO OUR PEOPLES
WHAT IS RIGHTFULLY OURS ALONE. What was stolen from us as our forebearers were murdered, diseased intentionally, starved, enslaved, r@ped, beaten, herded like cattle, wronged as no other peoples upon this earth, save for the Jewish race, have ever been treated. That is a fire within that will never be settled! Now GO SCREW Yourself!@
It would be funny if it wasn’t so sad. Nah, strike that. It’s funny as hell.