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Believe the hype?

Two headlines this week that maybe belong together?

Masters of disaster

You might think an oil spill that threatens to ruin the health of the Gulf of Mexico for years to come would cause people to rethink their advocacy of drilling off America’s coasts ... and whaddaya know, in some cases it has.

Blinkered thinking

Clowns to left of me, jokers to the right, here am I stuck in the middle with you:

Blinkered opinion

Clowns to left of me, jokers to the right, here am I stuck in the middle with you:

Minutes of Tobacco Commission Executive Committee’s discussion of uranium mining socioeconomic study

On April 15, members of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Tobacco Commission approved $200,000 for a study of the socioeconomic impacts of uranium mining.

The fixers

Last week the Virginia Tobacco Commission all but cut a check for a study of uranium mining's socioeconomic impacts in Southside Virginia, thus drawing closer the day when a decision is made — or not made — on lifting the state's mining moratorium. Funding the study is an unusual move by the Tobacco Commission, which could stand more scrutiny of its own, but it's hardly surprising inasmuch as the leaf panel claims a broad mission to revitalize Southside's economy. Besides, what's another $200,000 when you've already burned through half a billion dollars?

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