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.


Book Recommendations

  1. “Lost Mountain” by Eric Reese, 2006
  2. “Big Coal” by Jeff Goodell, 2007
  3. “Coal River: How a few brave Americans took on the corporation and the Government to save the land they love” by Michael Shnayerson, 2008
  4. “Something’s Rising” by Silas House and Jason Howard, Univ. of Ky. Press, 2009
  5. “Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water” by Maude Barlow,2007
  6. “Reckoning at Eagle Creek” the Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland by Jeff Biggers, 2010