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Ill. town considers selling water for coal mine

Associated Press Published: November 13, 2012
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HOMER, Ill. (AP) — A small eastern Illinois town may soon decide whether to sell water to a planned coal mine. Some people in Homer are opposed to the idea, but some local farmers say they'd like to get in on the water-buying, too.

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/ZjcH8T ) that the Homer Village Board has scheduled a Nov. 26 meeting to discuss potentially selling water to the proposed Sunrise Coal mine outside town. Homer is about 20 miles east of Champaign.

The mine proposed by Terre Haute, Ind.-based Sunrise Coal has drawn some local opposition. But the board says a lawyer has signed off on the idea of selling 350,000 gallons of water a day to the mine.

Some local farm operations now say they'd like to buy water, too.


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