Road Involved In Possible Mine Expansion To Stay Open

Saline County, Ill. – A road closure sought in a controversial mine proposal has been denied.

Cottage Township Road Commissioner Michael Karns told officials with the Cottage Grove Strip Mine that the road leading up to the mine will remain open.

Peabody Energy sought to close the road in order to expand operations at the mine. Opponents say the operations would come too close to homes and harm the environment.