The 754,942-acre Saline River watershed in far southeastern Illinois has gone from one of the most important historical and geographical features in the region to one of the most abused and under-appreciated watersheds in the entire state. Once a pristine river running through vast forested wetlands the Saline has been turned into an extensively channelized… Continue reading 21 Sierrans Float the Saline River
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Pollution Control Board Finds Industry Mine in Violation of Water Permit
For eight years, between 2004 and 2011, Springfield Coal Company’s 5,651-acre Industry Mine in McDonough and Schuyler Counties violated its water permit 624 times. Pollutants including sulfates, iron, manganese, pH and total suspended and settled solids were released at 16 of 17 outflow points into tributaries of Grindstone Creek. Grindstone Creek flows into the LaMoine… Continue reading Pollution Control Board Finds Industry Mine in Violation of Water Permit
Citizens of Canton in Fulton County don’t deserve a stocking full of coal!
Will the citizens in Canton, IL be getting a big lump of coal in their stocking? Or will the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) do the right thing and Protect Canton Lake and Copperas Creek from strip mining coal? That’s what a large crowd of people who attended IEPA public hearings in Canton last night… Continue reading Citizens of Canton in Fulton County don’t deserve a stocking full of coal!