industry mine

Company Can Appeal
4:07 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Industry Mine Permit Rejected

The Industry mine

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources denied Springfield Coal Company’s application to renew its surface coal mining permit at the Industry mine.

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Springfield Coal’s Industry Mine
6:46 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Outrage over New Math for Coal Mine Violations

The Industry mine

Those fighting against a permit renewal application for a western Illinois coal mine are flabbergasted by the latest development in the process.

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Decision Follows Appeal
9:25 am
Tue September 10, 2013

DNR to Review North Canton Mine Permit

A map of the proposed North Canton mine, its permit renewal will now be reviewed by the DNR.
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

The Illinois DNR on Monday decided to review its decision to renew a mining permit for a proposed coal mine near Canton.

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DNR Holds Meeting on Permit Change
2:41 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Canton Mine Moves Forward

Traci Barkley said the mine approval process isn't transparent enough for the public.
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

After some changes, a proposed mine near Canton, Illinois is moving forward after making several changes to its permit.

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640 Pollution Violations
9:15 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Delayed Action: The Industry Mine

Effluent pond at the Industry Mine site
Credit SSS

The Illinois Pollution Control Board found that the coal mine near Industry violated its water pollution permit more than 600 times.

Tri States Public Radio's series, Delayed Action: The Industry Mine, examines the violations, why it took the state so long to take legal action, and why despite all the violations  the state renewed the mine’s permit.

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