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A geological map of Alabama is displayed Tuesday at the Tuscumbia Railroad Depot. A meeting was held at the depot to inform members of the community about the possible mining and what the state is doing in researching the topic.

TUSCUMBIA — When it comes to developing rules and regulations for a new industry, the State Oil and Gas Board will not try to "reinvent the wheel," State Geologist and Oil and Gas Board Supervisor Nick Tew said Tuesday.

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Jim Jenkins

First it was AL will be our first project so we have no track record or previous site we can show you poor dumb red necks. Then it was quickly followed with they can't tell us how the system works because it is "proprietary"

Now they have mentioned that they might be using solvents. Even closed systems have spills. Remember the recent spills in WV that made the water unfit to drink?

I don't care how much they claim they will restore the land it will never be the same. Instead of hardwoods being replaced with their 50 yr plus growth cycle. It will grow up in cheap pines that are cut every few yrs. for pulp.

This is a real pig in a poke deal and with ADEMs track record it is time for the state and local politicians to get off the dime and come out against this project. But given the record of the State of AL and it's politicians who have never seen a dollar they didn't like I have my doubts.

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