Category Archives: Updates

IDNR Public Hearing Announced

Updated December 9 with flyer. The IDNR has announced that the public hearing for Sunrise Coal’s Permit Application #429 for the proposed Bulldog Mine in Vermilion County. The IDNR staff should be on hand and familiar with the permit application. … Continue reading

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Public Informal Conference – October 7, 2014

What: The IDNR will hold an “informal conference,” which is the first of two possible public hearings, about Sunrise Coal’s proposed Bulldog Mine permit application.  This is a chance for community members to make oral comments regarding the the proposed … Continue reading

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Sunrise Coal Officially Applies for a Mining Permit

There was a notice in the July 31 edition of the Sidell Reporter that Sunrise Coal, LLC (a subsidiary of Hallador Energy, HNRG) has applied for a permit from the Illinois Office of Mines and Minerals for their Bulldog 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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Bulldog Mine Informational Meeting in Homer

Please note the correct location. The original post indicated the wrong location. Join us and your neighbors as we bring updates on Sunrise Coal’s (Hallador Energy) proposed Bulldog Coal Mine in southwest Vermilion County. With recent water sales, land sales, … Continue reading

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