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Governor Quinn: Stop the Mississippi Sand Frac Sand Mine ...

Mississippi Sand has laid claim to our world-renowned Starved Rock State Park, where they hope to blast apart the St. Peter sandstone, and mine for up to 40 years. Mississippi Sand is currently in operation with Archer Daniels Midland Co. and American River Transporation, who will be responsible for barge fleeting the silica.

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DNR In Spotlight Over Sand Mine Near Starved Rock

Opponents of a sand mine near Starved Rock State Park are criticizing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for not speaking up about potential negative impacts to the park. A Missouri company wants to operate a sand mine land just outside the eastern boundary of the park known for its bluffs, canyons, waterfalls and forests.

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Popular Illinois park at center of struggle over sand used ...

The land purchased by the mining company borders the eastern entrance of Starved Rock State Park and has conservation groups concerned of the effects mining would have on the park.

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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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Some fear Starved Rock is in peril - Daily Herald

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. It's looking to feed a .

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Illinois EPA to hold Public Availability Session for ...

May 12, 2012· Earlier this year we learned of a proposed sand mine to be located near the entrance of Starved Rock State Park. We were concerned because the sand mine (for sand to be used in the natural gas extraction or "fracking" process) could drain a rare, brackish wetland, with high quality plant communities and specific habitat for threatened and endangered species.

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Forum: Problems at Starved Rock State Park - Opinion ...

Aug 09, 2014· Starved Rock State Park in Utica is about to become the sand mine capital of Illinois.The silica sand being mined is being used by energy companies in the gas and oil fracking industry. When the ...

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Sand mine to proceed near iconic Illinois state park ...

Oct 29, 2012· The frac sand mining boom has now spread to Illinois, as state regulators grant approval to build a controversial mining operation next to Starved Rock State Park.. St. Louis-based Mississippi Sand, the company that's building the 80-acre sand mine, received its third and final permit on October 19, overcoming objections by a consortium of environmental groups.

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SAVE STARVED ROCK

Jul 10, 2013· Friends, Things have been quite busy over here in Sierra-land. Please join us April 1, 7pm, in the Council City Chambers in the City of Ottawa (301 W Madison St, Ottawa, IL).. The Ottawa Planning Commission will be meeting to decide whether to add "silica sand shipping" into the "R" Rural conditional use permit language. This is significant and related to the Starved Rock mine, since ...

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A sand-mining rush | WBEZ Chicago

Jul 17, 2013· The mine belonging to Mississippi Sand that would be adjacent to Starved Rock received a special use permit from LaSalle County in 2012, and it was also permitted by the IDNR and the Illinois EPA ...

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Starved Rock mine controversy aired in Springfield - News ...

Feb 07, 2012· Proponents of the project tout the 40 jobs to be created and say environmental concerns are being addressed. LaSalle County already has a number of mines, including half a dozen within a few miles of Starved Rock, they add. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo. Wants to mine St. Peter sandstone for use in the oil and natural gas industry.

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Starved Rock mine controversy aired in Springfield - News ...

Feb 07, 2012· Proponents of the project tout the 40 jobs to be created and say environmental concerns are being addressed. LaSalle County already has a number of mines, including half a dozen within a few miles of Starved Rock, they add. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo. Wants to mine St. Peter sandstone for use in the oil and natural gas industry.

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Starved Rock Mine Debate Brings Fracking Fracas to ...

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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Environmentalists sue to stop controversial Illinois frac ...

Dec 14, 2012· However, the good sand-mining areas are nearby two popular state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, a 2,630-acre tract of forested bluffs, canyons, and waterfalls hugging the Illinois River. Located just 90 miles southwest of Chicago, the park is the state's most visited, attracting more than two million visitors in 2011.

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Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

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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Some fear Starved Rock is in peril - Daily Herald

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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Forum: Problems at Starved Rock State Park - Opinion ...

Aug 09, 2014· Starved Rock State Park in Utica is about to become the sand mine capital of Illinois.The silica sand being mined is being used by energy companies in the gas and oil fracking industry. When the ...

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Midwest SOARRING

The frac sand mine proposal jeopardizes the unique natural resources and the attractiveness of this outdoor recreation hub. Starved Rock State Park and the rare salt marshes at the proposed mine site provide valuable habitat for a wide array of plant and animal life that will be directly and indirectly impacted by mining activity.

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DIRECTORY OF COAL MINES IN ILLINOIS

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. The .

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Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

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. 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 ...

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Saving Starved Rock and Losing Logan Square Kitchen - The ...

May 20, 2012. Starved Rock update: IEPA hearing next week – you can weigh in. I received a newsletter the other day from Tess Wendel at the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club concerning the ongoing process to site an open pit sand mine next to the eastern entrance of Starved Rock State Park. It read in part: The fight to protect Starved Rock State Park from Mississippi Sand's frac sand ...

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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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Workers report layoffs at Utica sand plant | The Times

Nov 08, 2019· Starved Rock Country; Features. ... Coupled with development of the Northern White Sand facility, Utica's tax base swelled by $3.1 million in the next tax cycle. ... The plant and mine .

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Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

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. 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 ...

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Industrial Sand - Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Starved Rock is an elongate barrier bar sequence, oriented northeast to southwest, overlying the more wide-spread "sheet-sand" of the Tonti Member. ... Mining: The St. Peter Sandstone was first mined in Missouri in the 1870s for glass sand. Early mining was conducted at the surface and underground, and was concentrated near the town of ...

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Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside Beloved State Park ...

The Mississippi Sand mine would be the first to actually border Starved Rock, which opponents fear could mean an increased chance of river and wetland contamination, habitat degradation, and tourist detraction. Further, opponents suggest the growing number of LaSalle frac sand mines, including this one, represent the overall escalating scale ...

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Midwest SOARRING

Starved Rock State Park and the rare salt marshes at the proposed mine site provide valuable habitat for a wide array of plant and animal life that will be directly and indirectly impacted by mining activity.

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Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

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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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.

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Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

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. 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 ...

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