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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Donald W. Merricks
A coalition of legislators, business leaders and advocates from southside Virginia on Wednesday asked the legislature not to act this session on lifting Virginia's 30-year moratorium on mining uranium, and instead to study the issue further.
Virginia House Minority Leader Ward L. Armstrong, whose Southside district was moved north to include parts of Prince William and Loudoun counties during redistricting this year, is among the most notable of the casualties of a process that has left some incumbents playing musical chairs in bids for re-election.
"As is usual, the devil's in the details, and it's details, or lack of details, that concerns me the most," Delegate Donald W. Merricks, Pittsylvania Republican, said at a news conference. "We can't take these things lightly. We've got to be sure."