A northeast Missouri clay mine faces criminal charges over violations of the state's Clean Water Law.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the Joe Gilliam Mining Company hasn't had a permit to operate the mine since July 2009. Before its previous permit expired, mine owners didn't submit required annual reports and fees.
Governor Jay Nixon has picked a new Director for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Sarah Parker Pauley, 45, will succeed former Director Mark Templeton, who left the DNR to run a trust fund for victims of the BP oil spill. She told reporters her priorities include promoting clean energy use.
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