Canton Lake

Plans Announced in 2006
7:13 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Fight over Fulton County Coal Mine Drags On

Joe Cooper shows a tour group a map of the proposed North Canton Mine.
Credit SSS

A judge is set to rule soon on whether the Illinois DNR made the right call in renewing a permit for proposed coal mine near Canton Lake in Fulton County.

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Decision Follows Appeal
9:25 am
Tue September 10, 2013

DNR to Review North Canton Mine Permit

A map of the proposed North Canton mine, its permit renewal will now be reviewed by the DNR.
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

The Illinois DNR on Monday decided to review its decision to renew a mining permit for a proposed coal mine near Canton.

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DNR Holds Meeting on Permit Change
2:41 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Canton Mine Moves Forward

Traci Barkley said the mine approval process isn't transparent enough for the public.
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

After some changes, a proposed mine near Canton, Illinois is moving forward after making several changes to its permit.

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DNR says its earlier decision was wrong.
2:29 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

IL DNR Revokes North Canton Mine Permit

View of Canton Lake
Credit Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has revoked a permit for a proposed coal mine just north of Canton in Fulton County.

The DNR had issued a mining permit for the “North Canton Mine” several years ago but the agency has now decided it did not follow its own guidelines when doing so.

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