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

Industry Mine Permit Rejected

The Industry mine
Credit InIllinoisWater.org

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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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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May Delay Penalties by Several Monthsl
3:04 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Coal Company Challenges Pollution Ruling

Credit Marianne Morgan/InIllinoisWater.org

Last month Springfield Coal challenged the Illinois Pollution Control Board’s ruling that the company violated its pollution permit over 600 times. 

The company is challenging the ruling and attorney Jessica Dexter of the Environmental Law and Policy Center says the motion could delay any decision on penalties until May.

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Does not want to renew permit at Industry mine.
2:27 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Springfield Coal Drops Application for Mining Permit

Credit Marianne Morgan/InIllinoisWater.org

The company which operates the Industry Coal mine recently was found to have committed over six hundred water pollution violations. Springfield Coal also wanted to renew the mining permit for it’s mine near Industry.

The same day a press conference was to be held protesting the renewal of it’s mining permit, the company withdrew the application.

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