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UPDATE: Fighting a Coal Mine During COVID-19

The fight against the proposed Bulldog mine continues during the pandemic. Stand Up To Coal has filed for an administrative review of the IDNR mining permit. The mine’s lawyers have submitted a petition to dismiss Stand Up To Coal and … Continue reading

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Does Illinois Need a New Coal Mine? Commentary in the News-Gazette

On March 15th, the News-Gazette published a commentary from Sue Smith with Stand Up To Coal. Follow the link above or read the commentary below: A permit for Sunrise Coal’s proposed Bulldog coal mine in Vermilion County approved by the … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Petitioner Dismissal Hearing on April 2nd

The mine has filed a motion to dismiss Stand Up To Coal and many of the other petitioners who are challenging the mine permit. The dismissal, if approved, would prevent Stand Up To Coal and other petitioners from participating in … Continue reading

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IDNR Permit Update – Administrative Review Continues

Thank you to all of our generous members who have been very supportive during the past few months. As mentioned in April, several of our members, along with Stand Up To Coal, filed petitions for an administrative review of the … Continue reading

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IDNR Issues Bulldog Mine Permit

Stand Up To Coal became aware that IDNR issued permit #429 for the Bulldog coal mine on Friday, April 5th.  While we believe this is unfortunate, it is not entirely unexpected news. We expect the revised permit to have many significant changes to respond … Continue reading

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