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.
The Hillsboro Journal-News reported this week that the Deer Run Mine is only months away from bringing its second prep module online (read full article), and Patton Mining is planning for 2012 production to top 6 million tons of . . . → Read More: “In April we’ll be a mine”
The Illinois Times has good follow up coverage to the Crown III Mine NPDES Permit hearing in December, including a good discussion from CALM members regarding the potential harm coal ash could be having at this site. Read the full . . . → Read More: Crown III Ash and Slurry Disposal in Illinois Times