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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Montgomery County Residents Express Concerns Over Deer Run Mine Expansion

William Schroeder, a landowner concerned by the proposed expansion area, addresses Scott Fowler (rt) and Cliff Johnson, Land Reclamation Specialist, about the lack of a formulated plan to handle the drainage issues of subsided land with no timeframe for reclamation. William questioned how the subsidence of each sunken panel going north to south . . . → Read More: Montgomery County Residents Express Concerns Over Deer Run Mine Expansion

CALM Comments to OSMRE RE: Stream Protection Rule

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Administrative Record, Room 252 SIB 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20240

RE: Docket ID: OSM-2010-0018, Proposed Stream Protection Rule, 80 Fed. Reg. 44436 (July 27, 2015)

The proposed stream protection rules should be implemented, and in addition, appropriate requirements that would mandate full compliance with the . . . → Read More: CALM Comments to OSMRE RE: Stream Protection Rule

Administrative Review Scuttled by IDNR again: Case Dismissed for Deer Run Permit 399 Significant Revision No. 1

There will be no hearing in October.

On September 1, 2015, IDNR Hearing Officer Jack Price filed his response to yet another Motion from the Bailey & Glasser Deer Run Coal Mine attorneys, Kim Fladhammer and Elizabeth Dow, and dismissed the case! 

BACKGROUND:

Five petitioners filed for the State Administrative Review of Significant . . . → Read More: Administrative Review Scuttled by IDNR again: Case Dismissed for Deer Run Permit 399 Significant Revision No. 1

Deer Run Slurry Impoundment Hearing

Deer Run Mine Significant Revision No. 1 case State Administrative Review, with Cathy Edmiston the remaining petitioner fighting for justice regarding the huge coal slurry impoundment Significant Revision No. 1. Wednesday, Oct. 14th, 9 a.m. at the IDNR headquarters Springfield

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