Rusty Dennen writes about the environment and the great outdoors.
Virginia sites on conservation group’s endangered list
The Southern Environmental Law Center in Charlottesville released its annual “Top 10 Endangered Places in the Southeast,” and a few of them are in Virginia. Virginia and Tennessee’s mountains are listed due to the effects of mountaintop removal mining, along with efforts by Virginia Uranium Inc. to lift a longstanding moratorium on uranium mining in Pittsylvania County. State Sen. John Watkins last week pulled his bill supporting the proposal.