Hune Adds Voice To Those Opposed To Chelsea Gravel Mine

July 10, 2014

Hune Adds Voice To Those Opposed To Chelsea Gravel Mine

7/10/14 - State Senator Joe Hune has taken a stance against a proposed sand and gravel mine in the Chelsea area. McCoig Materials Inc. wants to operate a mine at the site known as Stofer Hill for 30 years, after which they say they will transform it into a lake. Residents have spoken up against the mine, and a decision on the proposed site plan has been delayed for six months to give the Lyndon Township Planning Commission time to review the extensive material involved. One of the mine’s opponents is State Senator Joe Hune, who released a letter this week opposing the operation. The Chelsea Leader reports Hune feels the mine would negatively impact the quality outdoor environment of the Chelsea area. Hune is currently co-sponsoring legislation that will allow local municipalities to ban mining and drilling for natural resources. It deletes language from a 2011 bill that Hune and other local lawmakers had supported at the time. Due to redistricting, the Chelsea area will be part of Hune’s constituency if he wins his bid for reelection in November. (TD)

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