Like me, Virginia’s Senate Democratic Leader Dick Saslaw is a Democrat who cares deeply about the environment, living wages for the middle class and tax revenue to fund our public schools and urgent transportation needs. We also both support nuclear energy and uranium mining in Virginia. Oh yeah, you heard me right. Yesterday Senator Dick Saslaw announced his unequivocal support for lifting Virginia’s moratorium on uranium mining. He says he’s convinced that modern technologies and strict regulations will ensure that it’s done safely and without harming the environment. Not exactly a bad week for uranium mining in Virginia: an overwhelming vote from the Coal & Energy Commission and a resounding endorsement from a major Democratic player in Richmond. Bravo Dick Saslaw! There’s a true profile in courage from a fellow pro-uranium Democrat.