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Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to Haslam

June 26th, 2013 8:20 am by Josh Flory, Knoxville News Sentinel

Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to Haslam

News Sentinel File photo. A sign near the Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, a 82,000-acre wildlife management area in Cumberland, Morgan and Fentress counties.

A company that is negotiating with the state to mine for coal under public land has more than one link to the company largely owned by Gov. Bill Haslam and members of his family.

Hillsborough Resources Limited is negotiating with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to do mining work under Catoosa Wildlife Management Area, the 82,000-acre game-management area on the Cumberland Plateau.

The company drew scrutiny last month when it was disclosed that Tom Ingram, a consultant to Haslam, had failed to register as a lobbyist for the company.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

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