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FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- A surface coal mine proposed for Fayette County is causing some concern because it would be located 7 miles from a new adventure camp and future home of the Boy Scouts National and World jamborees.

The mine is proposed by Frasure Creek Mining LLC, a West Virginia company owned by the Essar Group, which is based in Mumbai, India.

The Beckley Register-Herald reports that residents packed a meeting of the Fayette County Commission on Friday to urge the commission to speak up against the surface mine.

Resident Levi Rose said the jamboree scheduled for 2013 would be disrupted by blasting at the mine.

Commission President Matthew Wender said while the commission does not have a hand in the permitting for mountaintop removal, officials would look into other possible actions.

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