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Press Photo by Lisa Miller Residents listen to their friends and neighbors testify about the effects a proposed coal mine and power plant will have on them. Opponents of the project sported yellow t-shirts with the phrases "Neighbors United," and "Beyond Coal" in bold lettering on them. 'Neighbors United' is the name of a group opposing the coal mine.

Coal meetings draw protesters, residents speak out against proposed mine at hearings

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More than 100 people attended meetings discussing a proposed coal mine and power plant near South Heart on Tuesday at the Beck Auditorium at Dickinson State University.


During the first session at 10 a.m. about 10 people attended. But, at the evening session, approximately 100 people showed up, a majority sporting yellow T-shirts signifying opposition.

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