The Roanoke Democrat missed a meeting last week on a regulatory plan for uranium mining in Virginia.
Del. Onzlee Ware should be one of the General Assembly’s experts on uranium. The Roanoke Democrat accepted free trips, valued at $12,200, to see mine sites in France and Canada. Both were paid for by Virginia Uranium, a company seeking permission to extract an estimated 119 million pound deposit of the ore located in Pittsylvania County.
Ware is one of just five lawmakers who took both trips. Of those, he’s one of three who also serves on the Virginia Commission on Coal and Energy, which has devoted much attention in the past year to the topic.