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  • Advocates say sand mine will bring jobs to Illinois .

    Advocates say sand mine will bring jobs to Illinois .

    That question is one aspect of the debate over a proposed sand mine near Starved Rock Park in LaSalle County, about 95 miles southwest of Chicago. "To trade the ecological and aesthetic integrity .

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  • Drilling up trouble: Frac sand mining threatens Starved .

    Drilling up trouble: Frac sand mining threatens Starved .

    Oct 01, 2013 · Drilling Up Trouble: Frac Sand Mining Threatens Starved Rock State Park Load comments Radish Magazine is published monthly by The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus, .

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  • DNR in spotlight over sand mine near Starved Rock .

    DNR in spotlight over sand mine near Starved Rock .

    Jan 13, 2012 · In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2012, the Illinois River flows past the east entrance to Starved Rock State Park near Ottawa, Ill. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering a controversial proposal for a sand mine adjacent to the park's eastern boundary.

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  • Some fear Starved Rock is in peril - dailyherald

    Some fear Starved Rock is in peril - dailyherald

    Jan 13, 2012 · A Missouri company has submitted a proposal to mine sand from more than 300 acres adjacent to Starved Rock's eastern border. Environmentalists and many residents say a mine .

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  • Current Closures of DNR Sites and Areas - Illinois DNR

    Current Closures of DNR Sites and Areas - Illinois DNR

    Vehicles parked illegally will be towed at the owner's expense. Visitors may check for information on park crowds and possible temporary closures as they near the park by tuning to the Starved Rock radio station on 1610 AM; updates are also on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources' (IDNR) Facebook page and the IDNR Twitter feed @IllinoisDNR.

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  • Timetable on controversial Starved Rock sand mine unknown .

    Timetable on controversial Starved Rock sand mine unknown .

    UTICA — There is no way to determine how long it will take before the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency makes a decision on the controversial proposal to allow a sand mine adjacent to .

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  • A sand-mining rush | WBEZ

    A sand-mining rush | WBEZ

    Jul 17, 2013 · The proposed Mississippi Sand mine next to Starved Rock State Park will have to get an Illinois EPA air quality permit in order to start mining. Most mines use a lot of water.

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  • NPDES Permit IL0080004 Illinois Sand Company, LLC Illinois .

    NPDES Permit IL0080004 Illinois Sand Company, LLC Illinois .

    NPDES Permit IL0080004 Illinois Sand Company, LLC Illinois Sand Company Mine Public Hearing Monday, October 7, 2013 NPDES Hearing at 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm Starved Rock State Park/Lodge Starved Rock Room Rt. 178 & 71, Utica, Illinois 61373 The IEPA Bureau of Water has prepared a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

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  • Proposed mine may threaten Starved Rock | WBEZ

    Proposed mine may threaten Starved Rock | WBEZ

    Jan 04, 2012 · Proposed mine may threaten Starved Rock . . of Mississippi Sand, the company proposing the mine. It mines a special kind of sandstone found in this part of the state and sell it to companies who .

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  • Proposed Mine May Threaten Starved Rock | News Headlines .

    Proposed Mine May Threaten Starved Rock | News Headlines .

    Starved Rock is located in Utica, Illinois - a two hour drive southwest from Chicago. It's a popular destination for fishing, rock climbing, hiking and picnicking. Tony Giordano said a new silica sand mine adjacent to the park would mean new jobs and could inject 9 million into the local economy.

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  • Starved Rock area residents resistant to sand mines .

    Starved Rock area residents resistant to sand mines .

    Nov 24, 2013 · — Millions of visitors to Starved Rock State Park could soon find themselves driving through Illinois' largest sand box. Mining companies have descended on .

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  • Starved Rock State Park - Voted the #1 attraction in the .

    Starved Rock State Park - Voted the #1 attraction in the .

    Starved Rock State Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! You will know it the minute you enter the park, as you wind your car through the towering trees. Amazing waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains.

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  • DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

    DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

    MINING IN THE STARVED ROCK QUADRANGLE Coal mining in the Starved Rock Quadrangle took place mostly in surface mines that generally also mined clay for brick or tile making, or in small underground mines in the ravines draining into the Illinois River. The Colchester Coal was mined, along with its associated underclay.

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  • Fighting frac sand mines and bad horticultural science .

    Fighting frac sand mines and bad horticultural science .

    March 3, 2013. Starved Rock: the fight to preserve the state park continues. It was December 12, 2012 when the latest salvo was fired in the fight to preserve Starved Rock State Park from a frac sand mine. That's when a coalition of environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, Openlands and Prairie Rivers Network stood up for Illinois citizens and filed suit against the Illinois .

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  • What's the Big Fracking Deal? Part One: Frac Sand Mining .

    What's the Big Fracking Deal? Part One: Frac Sand Mining .

    Mississippi Sand LLC, the mining company building the Starved Rock sand mine, plans to use polyacrylamide. The approved mining site sits on land that drains into the Horseshoe Creek, which flows into Starved Rock State Park, and eventually into the Illinois River. The Illinois EPA will allow the mine to discharge 1.4 to 5.1 millions of gallons .

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  • SAVE STARVED ROCK

    SAVE STARVED ROCK

    Jul 10, 2013 · On Wednesday, December 12, Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network (PRN), and Openlands filed a suit demanding judicial review of the Starved Rock Mining Permit recently approved to Mississippi Sand, LLC by IDNR's Office of Mines and Minerals. You can find the joint press release for our complaint located on the Media Page of this site.

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  • Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved .

    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved .

    Dec 31, 2011 · Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine's proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology of the park. Neighbors have voiced opposition to the proposed mine, as have conservation groups like the Illinois Chapter of The Sierra Club and Starved Rock Audubon Society.

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  • Starved Rock: An Illinois Treasure in Peril .

    Starved Rock: An Illinois Treasure in Peril .

    Dec 18, 2011 · LaSalle County Zoning Board Ok's Destructive Mining Proposal After 2 days and 15 hours of testimony the LaSalle County zoning board voted on December 15, 2011, to approve a destructive new special use permit that would allow a sand mine adjacent to Starved Rock State Park. The proposal is scheduled to be heard by the.

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  • sand mine Archives - The Mike Nowak Show

    sand mine Archives - The Mike Nowak Show

    01/10/2012 Mike Nowak Chicago's Progressive Talk, environment, fracking, KAM Isaiah Israel, local food, sand mine, social justice, Starved Rock State Park, WCPT 820AM. January 8, 2012 New studios! And a new call-in number: 773-763-9278 I need a new introduction to my radio show. Read more.

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  • Starved Rock Mine Debate Brings Fracking Fracas to Illinois

    Starved Rock Mine Debate Brings Fracking Fracas to Illinois

    Jan 21, 2012 · The County Board voted to allow a sand mine at the edge of Starved Rock State Park, which hosts two million visitors annually to wander its towering sandstone stacks .

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  • Timetable on controversial Starved Rock sand mine unknown .

    Timetable on controversial Starved Rock sand mine unknown .

    UTICA — There is no way to determine how long it will take before the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency makes a decision on the controversial proposal to allow a sand mine adjacent to .

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  • The Fight to Save Starved Rock From Frac Sand Mining .

    The Fight to Save Starved Rock From Frac Sand Mining .

    Mississippi Sand submitted an application for an air permit for a sand mining operation on Nov. 16, 2011. Mississippi Sand will also need a NPDES permit to discharge wastewater from their sand mining and processing operations. Background on the Fight to Save Starved Rock | SAVE STARVED ROCK.

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  • Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved .

    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved .

    Dec 31, 2011 · Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park on the Illinois River near Utica.

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  • Save Starved Rock State Park in Illinois - YouTube

    Save Starved Rock State Park in Illinois - YouTube

    Nov 15, 2012 · The Sierra Club, Midwest SOARRING Foundation, and other concerned citizens are opposed to the Mississippi Frac Sand Mine's permit to mine near Starved Rock State Park. Starved Rock State Park .

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  • LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock .

    LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock .

    Jan 13, 2012 · OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park near Utica. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo. wants to mine St. Peter sandstone for use in .

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  • What's the Big Fracking Deal? Part One: Frac Sand Mining .

    What's the Big Fracking Deal? Part One: Frac Sand Mining .

    Mississippi Sand LLC, the mining company building the Starved Rock sand mine, plans to use polyacrylamide. The approved mining site sits on land that drains into the Horseshoe Creek, which flows into Starved Rock State Park, and eventually into the Illinois River. The Illinois EPA will allow the mine to discharge 1.4 to 5.1 millions of gallons .

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  • Proposed Mine May Threaten Starved Rock | News Headlines .

    Proposed Mine May Threaten Starved Rock | News Headlines .

    Starved Rock is located in Utica, Illinois - a two hour drive southwest from Chicago. It's a popular destination for fishing, rock climbing, hiking and picnicking. Tony Giordano said a new silica sand mine adjacent to the park would mean new jobs and could inject 9 million into the local economy.

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  • Save Starved Rock! Stop the Sand Pit! | The Public i

    Save Starved Rock! Stop the Sand Pit! | The Public i

    Today Starved Rock is in danger of being subject to pollution from sand mining. Mississippi Sand LLC is planning to open a sand mining operation on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock. The mine will be right next to the Illinois, Ottawa and Kaskaskia canyons.

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  • Press Release: Illinois DNR Grants Permit To Controversial .

    Press Release: Illinois DNR Grants Permit To Controversial .

    Nov 21, 2012 · "Starved Rock is one of Illinois' most special places, and we are disappointed that IDNR is approving a project that puts it at risk," said Jack Darin, Director of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club. The 80-acre open pit sand mine will be located at the east entrance to Starved Rock State Park.

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  • Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside . - huffpost

    Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside . - huffpost

    "The objectors, by saying that the sand mine will hurt Starved Rock State Park, are being disingenuous as there's already a sand mine to the north, south, east and west," said Jonathan Brandt, an attorney representing the landowner poised to sell his farm outside the eastern entrance of the park to Mississippi Sand.

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  • Some fear Starved Rock is in peril - dailyherald

    Some fear Starved Rock is in peril - dailyherald

    Jan 13, 2012 · A Missouri company has submitted a proposal to mine sand from more than 300 acres adjacent to Starved Rock's eastern border. Environmentalists and many residents say a mine .

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  • Families in an uproar over sand mining in LaSalle County .

    Families in an uproar over sand mining in LaSalle County .

    Families in an uproar over sand mining in LaSalle County. June 6, 2014 Sand mining firms have quietly bought 3,100 acres in LaSalle County since 2005, an area larger than Starved Rock State Park and will make billions.

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  • LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock .

    LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock .

    Jan 13, 2012 · OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park near Utica. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo. wants to mine St. Peter sandstone for use in .

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  • Save Starved Rock! Stop the Sand Pit! | The Public i

    Save Starved Rock! Stop the Sand Pit! | The Public i

    Today Starved Rock is in danger of being subject to pollution from sand mining. Mississippi Sand LLC is planning to open a sand mining operation on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock. The mine will be right next to the Illinois, Ottawa and Kaskaskia canyons.

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  • Illinois' Industrial Minerals - ISGS

    Illinois' Industrial Minerals - ISGS

    Illinois industrial minerals include rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and shale and nonmetallic minerals such as silica sand, clay, and fluorite. Major industrial minerals produced in Illinois today are crushed stone (limestone and dolomite), sand and gravel, clay, silica sand, tripoli (microcrystalline quartz), and peat.

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  • Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking .

    Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking .

    Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking and Mining, Utica, Illinois. 3,236 likes · 3 talking about this. Say no to mining and future.

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  • starved rock sand mine

    starved rock sand mine

    starved rock sand mine - rrfoundationin. Sand mines for fracking surround Starved Millions of visitors to Starved Rock State Park could soon find themselves driving through Illinois' largest sand box. Industrial Sand - Missouri Department of Natural, Starved Rock Member, Mining: The St Peter Sandstone was first mined in Missouri in the 1870s .

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  • Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved .

    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved .

    Dec 31, 2011 · Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine's proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology of the park. Neighbors have voiced opposition to the proposed mine, as have conservation groups like the Illinois Chapter of The Sierra Club and Starved Rock Audubon Society.

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  • Debating the risks and benefits of Starved Rock sand mine .

    Debating the risks and benefits of Starved Rock sand mine .

    SPRINGFIELD — Whether a sand mine should be permitted next to Starved Rock State Park, one of Illinois' best known natural areas, is the backdrop of a debate between business and environmental .

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  • About | SAVE STARVED ROCK

    About | SAVE STARVED ROCK

    If you haven't heard, there's a sand mine slated for a plot of land bordering the eastern entrance of Starved Rock State Park. The Illinois Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, and Openlands organizations have banded together in opposition to this mine, and are currently involved in pending litigation with the mining company Mississippi Sand, LLC..

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