Category Archives: Commentary

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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Public Hearing Well Attended

The Jamaica High School gymnasium was packed with people interested in commenting on and asking questions about the permit application for the proposed Bulldog Mine. The public spoke for about two and a half hours. Supporters of the proposed mine … Continue reading

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Sunrise Coal Faces More Hurdles to Open Mine

Here’s the text of a commentary that appeared in the News-Gazette on June 29.  It was written by Tyler Roche, a water policy specialist with Prairie Rivers Network.  The original article is here. Stakeholders in Champaign and Vermilion County have … Continue reading

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