Category Archives: Updates

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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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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More Questions for Sunrise Coal

On Thursday, IDNR announced that it has neither approved nor denied the permit application for Sunrise Coal’s proposed Bulldog Mine.  Instead, they have sent a letter to Sunrise Coal requesting several modifications to the permit application.  Sunrise Coal will have … Continue reading

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