Dear Virginia Government:
Please do not permit large-scale gold mining in our Commonwealth. Too much earth must be displace and overturned for what gold is to be gained, creating large scars on the landscape and thedisrupting the soil ecosystem thus killing soil microflora and fauna that supports larger life forms. This kind of resource extraction doesn't benefit the majority of citizens but only enriches the few; allowing large-scale gold mining is not good for the commonweal.
Michael Bentley, EdD