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Big Coal Owns Illinois. The State’s latest disgrace: Issuing pollutant discharge permits to a company cited for as many as 600 violations. Salon. Jeff Biggers, May 2013.

Cheering Record Coal Exports, Illinois Gov. Quinn Joins Climate Deniers and Big Coal Mayhem. Huffington Post.  Jeff Biggers. May 2013.

Mine, All Mine. EPA Might Sue Coal Company. IllinoisTimes. Brush Rushton.  January 2013.

Mother Jones Is Still Calling Out Deadbeat Coal Barons (on Coal Miner’s Day). Huffington Post. Jeff Biggers, October 2012.

Aided by Exports, a Revival in Illinois Coalfields. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jeffry Tomich. September, 2013.

Activists raise concerns about coal mine slurry injection in Illinois. State Journal-Register. Bruce Rushton, July 2010.

Longwall mining damages land near Hillsboro. IllinoisTimes, August, 2010.

Reclaiming Earth Day in Illinois:  Guerilla Actions in the Coalfields.  Huffington Post.  Jeff Biggers, April 2010.

Does the President’s “Clean Coal” Glibness Turn Americans into Collateral Damage?  Huffington Post.  Jeff Biggers, April 2010.

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Shay 1 Mine

An aerial view of the above-ground impoundment containing toxic coal slurry at Shay 1 mine near Carlinville, Illinois

Source:  Illinois State Geological Survey

Source: Illinois State Geological Survey

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