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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Community Reinvestment in Illinois' Heartland

Tuesday, March 10, 7 PM.

Montgomery County Farm Bureau 102 North Main Street, Hillsboro, Illinois

 Community Reinvestment in Illinois’ Heartland

You are invited to attend a listening session, designed to foster discussion on possibilities for creating economic, environmental, and socioeconomic sustainability in Illinois’ heartland.

The program will include a short presentation that illustrates how an economy . . . → Read More: Community Reinvestment in Illinois’ Heartland

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

Citizens to Protest IDNR Flawed Mine Permit Renewal

What: Public Protest Demonstration of IDNR Coal Mine Permit Renewal When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Where: public sidewalk across from the Historic Courthouse, Hillsboro, south sidewalk,  at #1 Public Square, Hillsboro, at the Abraham Lincoln statue. Citizens are protesting the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) permit for the Deer . . . → Read More: Citizens to Protest IDNR Flawed Mine Permit Renewal

CALM Meeting-March 18th

CALM Meeting March 18th, 7:00 p.m Montgomery County Farm Bureau 102 N Main St # 3 Hillsboro, IL 62049 NOTE: The March CALM meeting has been changed from the regular second Tuesday of each month, to the third Tuesday for March to avoid a conflict with the Shay 1 NPDES . . . → Read More: CALM Monthly Meeting-March 18th

CALM Gets a Great Response at the Hillsboro Old Settler's Celebration

The outside temperature went up to 90 degrees, but CALM volunteers had free iced-cool water for the public, a fan-cooled tent, and some pretty cool displays at the downtown Hillsboro Old Settler’s street fair and celebration, August 21st and 22nd.

Thanks to a Heartland Coalfield Alliance Grant, new brochures were available for handouts. Information . . . → Read More: CALM Gets a Great Response at the Hillsboro Old Settler’s Celebration