Category Archives: Updates

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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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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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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Illinois EPA Permit Available for Review

On the feet of IDNR’s asking for 62 modifications to the Bulldog Mine permit application, Illinois EPA has announced that the NPDES permit for Sunrise Coal, LLC is available for public review.  The notice can be found here:http://www.epa.illinois.gov/Assets/iepa/public-notices/2015/sunrise-coal-llc/public-notice.pdf. The National Pollutant … Continue reading

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