|The Matanuska River near Wishbone Hill|
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Tuesday evening, a number of people staged one of the biggest protests at a Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting in Valley history. The protest was in response to Borough Mayor De Vilbiss and the assembly "shut[ting] down the meeting before everyone had a chance to voice their opinion" on an assembly resolution in support of the Wishbone Hill Mine.
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Friends of Mat-Su executive director Jeremiah Millen described the demonstration and meeting:
Local residents showed up in full force last night to voice their concerns about proposed coal development in the Mat-Su, and to send a strong message to the Assembly that they refuse to be silenced any further. Though this was a symbolic gesture in nature, largely as a response the Mayor's recent pro-coal resolution and stifling of public process, many of the folks who were not allowed to speak in the past, spoke out at the meeting last night.