Residents opposed to the development of a coal mine near Sutton have filed a citizens’ complaint with the Department of Natural Resources.
The contentious issue of coal development held the floor at a packed Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly meeting in Palmer Tuesday night. Home owners in the vicinity of a proposed Usibelli mining project were not shy about airing their views before the panel.
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The state has received an application from Usibelli Coal for a permit renewal for the Wishbone Hill coal mine.
The state Department of Natural Resources has withdrawn a decision allowing a coal mine project to go forward near Sutton.
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