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Illinois Coal

Illinois Residents Stand Up to Peabody Coal at Historic EPA Hearing: Will AG Madigan Bring Justice to Rocky Branch?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

It was a historic evening in Harrisburg, Illinois and for the first time in decades, southern Illinois residents brought the spotlight to issues of civil rights and the state's spiraling crisis from a poorly regulated coal mining rush.

Illinois Strip Mine Showdown Is Last Best Hope for Coalfield Justice

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Isn't it a disgrace enough that Illinois, unlike West Virginia, is greenlighting the injection of toxic and deadly coal slurry in abandoned mines, knowingly jeopardizing the watersheds of residents and farms?

PHOTOS: Huge Fossil Forest Discovered In Coal Mine

Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

Deep beneath southern Illinois, scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of a 307 million-year-old forest that could "shed new light" on mode...

Midwest Coal Mining Seeing Comeback

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

* Illinois Basin coal production on rise * Region has lower costs, easier mining than Appalachia * Mining companies see ...