Citizens Call On Quinn Administration to Reform IDNR Mining Regulation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2014 CONTACTS Traci Barkley (Prairie Rivers Network): 217-621-3013 Sue Smith (Stand Up to Coal): 217-621-7528 Terri Treacy (Sierra Club): 618-521-1030 Citizens Call On Quinn Administration to Reform IDNR Mining Regulation “Time To Protect the Prairie State From Big Coal” SPRINGFIELD, IL— Illinois coalfield community residents joined environmental advocates today in calling on Governor Quinn and the Illinois Department […] . . . → Read More: Citizens Call On Quinn Administration to Reform IDNR Mining Regulation

Illinois Coal Campaign Cash Scandal Reveals Culture of Corruption

Illinois Coal Campaign Cash Scandal Reveals Culture of Corruption Illinois Coal Campaign Cash Scandal Reveals Culture of Corruption by Willinois The Chris Cline coal campaign contribution scandal has grown bigger than I ever expected. CoalGate is getting wide press coverage and resulted in a second acting director of Mines & Minerals being removed for the same actions as Tony […] . . . → Read More: Illinois Coal Campaign Cash Scandal Reveals Culture of Corruption

Ask Your State Rep to Support HB5660 and End the Mandated Kids Coal Curriculum

From the Coal Mines to the Power Lines School Curriculum

End IDCEO’s Kids Coal Curriculum Ask Your State Rep. to Support HB5660 This bill removes the legal mandate requiring the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) to provide coal education for Illinois children.  Contact your state representative today and ask him or her to support HB 5660. Did You Know … Illinois state law currently requires […] . . . → Read More: Ask Your State Rep to Support HB5660 and End the Mandated Kids Coal Curriculum

Citizens Protest IDNR Flawed Mine Permit Renewal

Press Release for Immediate Release: Contact: Joyce Blumenshine 309-678-1011 Mining Issues Committee Chair Illinois Chapter Sierra Club Mary Ellen DeClue 217-556-5946 Citizens Against Longwall Mining What:   Public Protest Demonstration of IDNR Coal Mine Permit Renewal When:  Wednesday, February 19, 2014, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Where: Public sidewalk across from the Historic Courthouse, Hillsboro, south sidewalk, at #1 Public Square, Hillsboro, at the Abraham Lincoln […] . . . → Read More: Citizens Protest IDNR Flawed Mine Permit Renewal

Testify at Upcoming Hearings on Proposed Rules for Coal Ash Pits at Power Plants!

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Coal Ash – In Your Back Yard? Coal combustion waste, which contains toxins such as mercury, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, and selenium. constitutes the nation’s second largest waste stream after municipal solid waste.  Illinois has over 100 coal ash ponds and mine-fills that leach toxic chemicals to groundwater, lakes and rivers, where pollution can spread, polluting drinking water supplies and […] . . . → Read More: Act to Protect Communities from Coal Ash Pits at Power Plants!

Head of Illinois Mine Safety Took Thousands in Campaign Contributions from Coal Baron Chris Cline

Head of Illinois Mine Safety Took Thousands in Campaign Contributions from Coal Baron Chris Cline By Will Reynolds Illinois Environmental Politics Blogger Posted: 02/06/2014 2:37 pm EST Updated: 02/10/2014 9:59 am EST http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-reynolds/head-of-illinois-mine-saf_b_4740056.html?utm_hp_ref=email_share Tony Mayville is a candidate for State Representative in southern Illinois and Chairman of the Washington County Democratic Party. He has also supervised the Mine Safety division and served as […] . . . → Read More: Head of Illinois Mine Safety Took Thousands in Campaign Contributions from Coal Baron Chris Cline

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

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 million tons of […] . . . → Read More: Illinois Coal Exports Set Record

Rally at IDECO-Coal Curriculum Fails to Make the Grade

[ May 2, 2012; 12:00 am to 12:45 pm. May 3, 2012; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Rally at IDCEO: Tell them to Stop Selling Coal in the Classroom! CHICAGO: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 11:45 am James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph (NW Corner, Randolph and Clark). Contact: Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative, at lrichart@ecojusticecollaborative.org. SPRINGFIELD:  Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:30 pm SE Corner of Monroe Avenue and 5th Street Contact: Brian Perbix, Prairie Rivers Network, at bperbix@prairierivers.org or Terri Treacy, […] . . . → Read More: Rally at IDECO: Coal Curriculum Fails to Make the Grade

Tell Gov. Quinn to stop underwriting the coal industry!

Tell DCEO to Stop Misleading Illinois Kids about Coal

SIGN THE PETITION! FROM THE COAL MINES TO THE POWER LINES is a taxpayer supported curriculum developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to teach elementary and high school students that coal is the clean, safe fuel of the future. Yes, that’s right. The State of Illinois is distributing a full teachers’ curriculum and […] . . . → Read More: Sign the Petition. Tell Gov. Quinn to stop underwriting the coal industry!