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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Deer Run Hearing Underscores Citizens' Frustrations

 

The proposed toxic coal waste impoundment will be nearly twice the size of the existing one pictured here.

The Hillsboro Energy, LLC Deer Run Mine located within the city limits of the City of Hillsboro in Montgomery County has been a source of frustration for area residents since its inception nine years . . . → Read More: Deer Run Hearing Underscores Citizens’ Frustrations

DEER RUN MINE AFTER FIVE YEARS: WHAT WE KNOW NOW

Many residents in Montgomery County have now experienced the harm from the operations at Deer Run Mine for the last 5 years. If residents are unhappy with the first 5 years of Deer Run Mine operation, they will pretty much experience the same daily interactions, with perhaps more intensity. Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office . . . → Read More: DEER RUN MINE AFTER FIVE YEARS: WHAT WE KNOW NOW

Water Hearings for 2nd Coal Waste Impoundment at Deer Run

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Notice of Water Discharge Permit (NPDES) & 401 Water Quality Certification Public Hearings

Hillsboro Energy, LLC Deer Run Mine Refuse Disposal Area No. 2

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 Hillsboro High School 522 East Tremont Street, Hillsboro, Illinois

NPDES Permit Hearing . . . → Read More: Water Hearings for 2nd Coal Waste Impoundment at Deer Run

5 Year Renewal of Permit 399 for Deer Run Mine Does Not Protect Citizens

Permit 399 does not protect citizens and the environment from the impact of coal mining as state and federal mining laws intended. Specifically, Permit 399 does not provide adequate monitoring to show or establish that there is compliance with the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.

Permit 399 for Deer Run Mine . . . → Read More: 5 Year Renewal of Permit 399 for Deer Run Mine Does Not Protect Citizens

Deer Run Mine Permit Renewal Demonstration and Hearing

Citizens stand at the Abraham Lincoln statue on the public square across from the courthouse to protest the renewal of Permit #399 for the Deer Run Mine located within the city limits of Hillsboro.

Five years ago citizens requested an administrative review of Permit #399, for which they are still waiting. In . . . → Read More: Deer Run Mine Permit Renewal Demonstration and Hearing