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.


Our Ongoing Chanllenge

CALM Meeting

CALMĀ  is concerned that adequate safeguards for the surrounding communities have not been included in the permit to mine issued for Deer Run by the Illinois Department of Resources. We have appealed Deer Run’s Permit #399, and are currently preparing for an administrative review, which is currently scheduled for August 2011.

We rely on donations from concerned citizens to continue to our work to protect the health of our lands and waters. If you believe in our efforts, we encourage you to consider supporting our challenge with a donation.