VIRGINIA: Sitting on the energy mother lode! “In Pittsylvania County, just north of the North Carolina border, the largest undeveloped uranium deposit in the United States — and the seventh largest in the world, according to industry monitor UX Consulting — sits on land owned by neighbors Henry Bowen and Walter Coles. Large uranium deposits close to the surface are virtually unknown in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River. And that may be the problem. Virginia is one of just four states that ban uranium mining. . . . Yet it is not as if we have no experience with uranium mining, which is in fact relatively harmless.”