The Lakeland Times has the story:
The Oneida County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday against pursuing mining as a vehicle for economic development.
After three hours of discussion, including emotional testimony from a number of mining opponents, the board voted 12-9 to discontinue exploring the feasibility of opening a mine in the town of Lynne or in any other part of the county...
Since the resolution failed to receive a majority vote, mining “will no longer proceed as a policy goal for Oneida County,” Corporation Counsel Brian Desmond said. “The mining issue will be stricken from the agendas (of the Forestry Committee),” he added.