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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Papers and Reports

The Health Effects of Breathing Air Near Coal Mines, Sue Bradbury

The Impact of Coal on the Illinois State Budget, FY 2011.  Downstream Strategies an Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.  Spring 2013.

Realizing Illinois Coal Export Potential. IDCEO. Spring, 2013.

Coal’s Assault on Human Health. Physicians for Social Responsibility. November 2009

Groundwater as an environmental constraint of longwall coal mining. Northern Illinois University.

Modeling the Effects of Longwall Mining on the Groundwater System. U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 1995.

Strip Mining Handbook. U.S. Rep Morris K. Udall, Chairman, House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee. January 1990

The Dirty Truth About Coal:  Why Yesterday’s Technology Should Not be Part of Tomorrow’s Future. Sierra Club. June 2007.

Mine Subsidence Publications, Illinois State Geological Survey.