Mike Fitz http://wkms.org en Metropolis Opposes Coal Facility on Ohio River http://wkms.org/post/metropolis-opposes-coal-facility-ohio-river <p>Metropolis, Illinois officials are drafting a resolution to oppose the construction of a McCracken county rail-to-barge coal terminal. The proposed facility will be across the river from Metropolis&#39; developed riverfront. Madisonville-based Southern Coal Handling purchased around 230 acres in western McCracken County in August to construct the facility. Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel says while the city is pro-coal and pro-industry, the proposed location directly across the river would be detrimental to the city&rsquo;s economy.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:59:15 +0000 Gary Pitts 17604 at http://wkms.org Metropolis Opposes Coal Facility on Ohio River