Citizens Against Longwall Mining

Deer Run Mine

We are a group of central Illinois residents who have been fighting the Deer Run Coal Mine in Hillsboro, IL since 2004. We are opposed to coal mining practices such as longwall mining that destroy our fertile farmland, as well as coal ash and coal slurry disposal methods that threaten the health of our communities, lands and waters.

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Cracks in the Road

Subsidence from the Deer Run Longwall Mine has taken its toll on 15th Road near 9th Avenue. The photos below tell the rest of the story.