Shell mining firm seeks Tate’s Hell land

Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 02:27 PM.

Mitchem said the shell runs in veins and Gulf Aggregate believes there are veins under the land adjacent to the existing mine.

Jackel asked if the use of public land would have to go before the legislature for final approval. “Absolutely, this is just the first step,” said Mitchem.

“I want to support you but I have got to have the information,. Ask the state to come with you and appear before the board, I have got to know what I am voting to get the county into,” said Jackel.

 “It boils down to this. It’s what you call strip mining. You can’t put back what you take out,” Sanders said.

 “As an example we’re talking about a lake and walking areas. A park. A recreational facility. It wouldn’t be put back they way it is now because there’s no way,” Mitchem said.

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