Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling joined local legislators, officials and businessmen in Danville Friday to announce his opposition to uranium mining and milling; The Republican, lieutenant governor also serves as the commonwealth’s chief jobs creation officer and says he came to the conclusion that the Virginia General Assembly should maintain the ban based on three primary concerns which are the impact that a mine might have on economic development, the environmental concerns expressed by some of the country’s foremost scientists, and the strong local opposition to lifting the ban on uranium mining. Bolling says that it’s an important public policy issue in Virginia. There will be other issues in the coming months that the Lt. Governor plans to speak out on. But the policy decision on this issue? Bolling says “The ban on uranium mining and milling in Virginia should remain in place”.