Public hearing Oct. 7 for mine expansion

Public hearing Oct. 7 for mine expansion

A public hearing on the proposed expansion of Shay Mine will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Gillespie Civic Center, located at 115 North Macoupin Street in Gillespie.

This is an opportunity for local citizens to comment on the proposed expansion of the mine’s shadow area. The application submitted by Macoupin Energy, LLC, has been determined to be administratively complete, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office of Mines and Minerals, Land Reclamation Division, has scheduled the hearing.