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Permit Application #429 Modification Letter – 62 Questions

On March 20, 2015, IDNR sent a letter to Sunrise Coal, LLC to request modifications to their permit application for the proposed Bulldog Mine. The News-Gazette published a copy of the letter today.  A copy of the letter is also available … Continue reading

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Public Information Meeting Follow-Up

On September 3, 43 community members attended a public information meeting regarding the Bulldog Mine proposed by Sunrise Coal.  The meeting was hosted by Stand Up To Coal and Prairie Rivers Network. The evening started off viewing a video of … 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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Georgetown Water Contract

Here is a copy of the signed contract between Georgetown, IL and Sunrise Coal, LLC (Hallador Energy) for production water for the proposed Bulldog Mine.  This copy was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.  Georgetown has not made … Continue reading

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Georgetown Agrees To Sell Raw Water to Sunrise Coal

On Monday evening, the Village of Georgetown trustees voted unanimously in favor of a contract to provide 300,000-500,000 gallons of water per day to Sunrise Coal (Hallador Energy) for washing coal at their proposed Bulldog Mine.  Georgetown gets its water … Continue reading

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