Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV



In this Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 file photo, a protester holds up a sign during a meeting of the Virginia Commission on Coal and Energy at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A three-decade ban on uranium mining in Virginia has put the richest known deposit of the radioactive ore in the U.S. off limits to mining. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)