Public Hearing, Deer Run Mine Permit Renewal

Title: Public Hearing, Deer Run Mine Permit RenewalLocation: Montgomery County Historic Courthouse, No. 1 Courthouse Square, Hillsboro, IL second floor county board room.Description: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is holding a public comment hearing on the five year renewal for the Deer Run Mine permit #399, which includes the coal processing plant.

When: February . . . → Read More: Public Hearing, Deer Run Mine Permit Renewal

Save the Date! HCA November 2013 Quarterly Meeting

SAVE THE DATE! It’s time for another HCA Quarterly Meeting – Will You Be There? November 14 and 15, 2013 Canton, Illinois

WHAT Past, Present and Future of Strip Mining in West Central Illinois.  Hosted by Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues (CACEI) Please RSVP here – Just four easy questions!

WHEN AND WHERE Thursday, November . . . → Read More: Save the Date! HCA November 2013 Quarterly Meeting

Oppose Any Bill That Weakens EPAs Authority to Protect Us from Toxic Coal Ash

Cross Posting … Please hare widely! EIP Outreach Team

Dear Coal Ash Colleagues,

Your Members of Congress have returned to their offices in Washington, DC today and you can make sure their emails are filled with messages from constituents urging them to OPPOSE any bills that will weaken EPA’s authority to protect us from . . . → Read More: Oppose Any Bill That Weakens EPAs Authority to Protect Us from Toxic Coal Ash

Coal Industry Drains Close to $20 Million from Illinois State Budget Annually

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A report released today by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Downstream Strategies estimates that in the 2011 Fiscal Year, the coal industry drained nearly $20 million from the Illinois state budget in subsidies and expenditures related to supporting the coal industry. The report, The Impact of Coal . . . → Read More: Coal Industry Drains Close to $20 Million from Illinois State Budget Annually

HCA Quarterly Meeting

SAVE THE DATE! Heartland Coalfield Alliance Quarterly Meeting August 2 (with optional coal tour on August 1), Champaign, IL

Friday, August 2, 2013 HCA Meeting 10:00 am to 4:00 pm St. Matthew Lutheran Church 2200 Philo Road Urbana, Illinois 61802

We’ll continue the dialogue started at our retreat.  An agenda will be available soon.

Thursday, . . . → Read More: August HCA Quarterly Meeting and Coal Tour

Illinois Coal Exports Set Record

Quinn Announces Illinois Coal Exports Set Record in 2012 Fuel Economic Growth

Illinois’ abundant high-sulphur coal saw record demand oversees last year, according to according to a new report commissioned by the Illinois Office of Coal Development that was released Wednesday, May 2, 2013.

The study, prepared by Energy Ventures Analysis Inc., found that 13 . . . → Read More: Illinois Coal Exports Set Record

Mining the Heartland - Multi-Media Presentation

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Mining the Heartland What Multi-media presentation on coal mining, Illinois Coal Basin Presented by Pam and Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative Eco-Justice Collaborative is a member of Heartland Coalfield Alliance When: 6 February, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Where: Duke’s Ale House & Kitchen, 110 North Main Street, Crystal Lake,IL 60014 Cost: Free Admission, buy your own drinks For more, . . . → Read More: Mining the Heartland – Multi-Media Presentation

Heartland Coalfield Alliance Meeting

January Heartland Coalfield Alliance Meeting January 30, 2013 9:30am – 4:00pm

Illinois Audubon Society Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 2315 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield

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The Heartland Coalfield Alliance is a collaborative movement that includes community groups, students and nonprofits in Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky. We advocate for residents . . . → Read More: Heartland Coalfield Alliance Meeting

2013 Organizing Retreat

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Save the Date! Join the Heartland Coalfield Alliance for a two-day organizing retreat Help Build a Movement

When:  May 17th – 19th

Where: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL 62972

Registration:  Register today!

This retreat will focus on building the skills, networks and campaigns we need to create a just and sustainable energy future . . . → Read More: 2013 Organizing Retreat

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Heartland Coalfield Alliance Meeting December 20, 2012  9:30am – 4:00pm

Illinois Audubon Society Adams Wildlife Sanctuary 2315 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield

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The Heartland Coalfield Alliance is a collaborative movement that includes community groups, students and nonprofits in Illinois, Indiana and western Kentucky. We advocate for residents of . . . → Read More: Heartland Coalfield Alliance Meeting