IL Sierra Club

Illinois Environmentalists
11:17 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Groups Want Coal Mine Rules Enforced


Groups such as the Sierra Club of Illinois feel the state has plenty of regulations for coal mining, but enforcement of rules has been lax.

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Clean Coal Project
3:30 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

FutureGen Project Faces Lawsuit

Artist concept of FutureGen Power Plant
Credit Wikipedia

The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project in western Illinois.

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DNR says its earlier decision was wrong.
2:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

IL DNR Revokes North Canton Mine Permit

View of Canton Lake
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has revoked a permit for a proposed coal mine just north of Canton in Fulton County.

The DNR had issued a mining permit for the “North Canton Mine” several years ago but the agency has now decided it did not follow its own guidelines when doing so.

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