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IDNR Grants Application Extension to Sunrise Coal (Again)

In August 2014, Sunrise Coal submitted their SMCRA permit application to IDNR for the proposed Bulldog Mine in Vermilion County.  The following March (2015), IDNR responded back to Sunrise Coal requesting answers to 62 questions regarding the permit.  IDNR gave … Continue reading

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State of Coal in Illinois

As we work to stop Sunrise Coal’s proposed Bulldog Mine in Vermilion County, the coal industry in Illinois is in turmoil. A recent article in the Chicago Reader provides a great summary: Illinois coal’s last stand

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Coal Mine with No Answers

Tyler Rotche with Prairie Rivers Network recently submitted an excellent commentary about the current state of Sunrise Coal’s proposed Bulldog Mine in Vermilion County. The commentary can be found at the News-Gazette: Coal mine with no answers  

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IEPA NPDES Hearing Follow-Up

Take Action The comment period for the NPDES draft permit is open until September 11.  You may mail or e-mail comments for inclusion in the public record until then.  It is very important to highlight any area of concern during … Continue reading

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NPDES Permit Public Hearing Notice

The IEPA has announced the date for the NPDES permit public hearing for the proposed Bulldog Mine. The hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 5:30 in the Salt Fork Junior High School Building in Sidell.  This … Continue reading

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