Petition statement to be delivered to The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, and Governor Bruce Rauner

Stop Sunrise Coal From Opening Bulldog Mine

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Stop Sunrise Coal From Opening Bulldog Mine

To be delivered to The Illinois State House, The Illinois State Senate, and Governor Bruce Rauner

Petition Statement

Stop The Proposed Bulldog Mine in East Central Illinois
There are currently 751 signatures. NEW goal - We need 1,000 signatures!

Petition Background

I live in Homer, IL and Sunrise Coal, LLC would like to open a room and pillar mining operation in Vermilion County and part of Champaign County. Sunrise would like to purchase their water (max 20,000 gallons of potable water per day and 500,000 gallons of non-potable water per day) from Homer IL, or an alternative source Sunrise claims to have.

The purpose of the water that is being requested would be for showering as well as washing the extracted coal to render it saleable to an unknown source. The chemicals and waste from this process will be stored in a permanent slurry pond located on the mine property.

The potential for any number of catastrophes to happen is unmeasurable. There are very few in the Village of Homer that want this, in addition to a large portion of farmers whom are opposed from the surrounding area that would be negatively affected from subsidence, air pollution, or well pollution.

The IEPA has shown time and again that it cannot keep up with enforcing regulations, illustrated by the ongoing pollution in Murdock, IL. Stopping this mine all together with help from the State would bring the entire State of Illinois closer to keeping our water, air, and land free from harmful pollutants for generation to come.

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