The Commonwealth may very well be the best case study for the debate over energy independence in the United States.
The Wall Street Journal <http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB121702806468386311.html> has a wonderful article on the uranium mine we having sitting down in Pittsylvania County. There's also the deposits of natural gas and oil sitting off our eastern coast.
Now you would think that with all these resources at a disposal Virginia would be sitting pretty...well you'd be wrong. The problem is none of it is at our disposal. Because of liberal enviro-paranoia the uranium can't be mined, the oil can't be drilled, and natural gas can't be drained.
$5 a Gallon Gasoline provides cash for the treasuries of the Saudis, Kuwaitis, Iranians, Venezuelans, and Russians while we sit on the means to control our own destiny....right here in the Commonwealth.
I don't know about you but I think it may be time Virginia empowers our energy companies to do what our Federal government won't allow them to do.