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.


Deer Run Permit Information

To learn more about the Deer Run Mine, follow this link to the Montgomery County Clerk’s website where the IDNR Permit Application and Final Permit #399 can be found along with associated maps.

Partners and Other Longwall Mining Organizations

Further Reading