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Canton Lake Thanksgiving: Residents Rally to Protect Clean Drinking Water from Strip Mine

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

This Thanksgiving, residents in Canton and Orion Township in Fulton County, Illinois will enjoy the basic human right of clean drinking water -- though, not without a fight.

Canton Lake Debacle: Gov. Quinn, Do You Know Your IEPA Might Permit the State's Most Destructive and Reckless Strip Mine?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.18.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

In light of the lack of compliance and violations of Clean Water Act laws, is Gov. Quinn's IEPA making a mockery out of the legal responsibility and moral obligation of the state on behalf of its citizens?

Utah Approves Strip Mine Near Bryce Canyon National Park

AP | PAUL FOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SALT LAKE CITY — A coal company claimed victory Tuesday when a Utah state board rejected a legal challenge brought by environmental groups that ...

300 Clean Water Act Violations! Illinois Citizens File Notice to Sue Reckless Coal Strip Mine

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

How did discharges of illegal levels of pollutants, including manganese, total suspended solids, sulfates, iron, and acidic water wind up in some of the last old growth forest in Illinois?