Biggers, Jeff. Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland. Nation Books, 2010.

Goodall, Jeff. Big coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future.  Houghton Mifflin Co., 2006

Lockwood, Alan. H.  The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012.

Sleeth, Matthew. The Gospel According to the Earth: Why the Good Book Is a Green Book. Harper Collins, 2010.

Fact Sheets

Coal Combustion Waste:

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The Impact of Coal on the Illinois State Budget, FY 2011.  Downstream Strategies an Center for Tax and Budget Accountability.  Spring 2013.

Realizing Illinois Coal Export Potential. IDCEO. Spring, 2013.

Coal’s Assault on Human Health. Physicians for Social Responsibility. November 2009

Groundwater as an environmental constraint of longwall coal mining. Northern Illinois University.

Modeling the Effects of Longwall Mining on the Groundwater System. U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 1995.

Strip Mining Handbook. U.S. Rep Morris K. Udall, Chairman, House Interior and Insular Affairs Committee. January 1990

The Dirty Truth About Coal:  Why Yesterday’s Technology Should Not be Part of Tomorrow’s Future. Sierra Club. June 2007.

Mine Subsidence Publications, Illinois State Geological Survey.

Illinois State Geological Survey Coal Resources Publications
The Coal Resources Publications compiled by the Illinois State Geological Survey includes bulletins, circulars and reports and maps available for downloading.  Most links below are PDF files and can be either downloaded to your computer by right clicking on each link, saving to your computer, and then opening the file in Adobe Acrobat, or files can be viewed directly in your Web browser. Some PDF files can exceed 25 MB in size (mostly maps and plates).




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