By nowÂ you’ve probably heard the good news. At its April meeting, the Homer Village Board votedÂ unanimouslyÂ 5-0 to decline to sell raw water to Sunrise Coal and Hallador Energy for use in washing coal at their proposed mine. Â (Read the News-Gazette article).
This is a huge victory for the Salt Fork River, and is a significant step towards protecting clean water and our healthy farming communities by keeping Sunrise’s coal mine out.Â If you haven’t already, please take the opportunity to thank the Homer Village Trustees for their support.
However, our work is not done yet. Sunrise Coal is still looking for the water it needs to open a coal mine. And recently, Sunrise Coal posted a new petition on their website, trying to scrounge up local support for their proposed mine. Â It looks like we got their attention! Will we let Sunrise’s astro-turfing beat our grassroots movement? Help us say NO WAY loud and clear by signing our petition against the mine if you haven’t already, and sharing it on your wall if you support Stand Up To Coal.