Monday, May 14, 2012

[PDI] Fwd: Daniel, Tell IEPA to Protect Starved Rock

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From: "Tess Wendel, Sierra Club" <>
Date: May 14, 2012 6:01 AM
Subject: Daniel, Tell IEPA to Protect Starved Rock
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Dear Daniel,

*Tell IEPA to Protect Starved Rock*

The fight to protect Starved Rock State Park from Mississippi Sand's frac
sand mine isn't over! Our push for transparency and public involvement in
the permitting process has paid off.

*The Illinois EPA is holding a public availability session to answer
questions about the permits Mississippi Sand has applied for and collect
comments related to the air and water permits under their

Representatives from DNR and the Historic Preservation Agency and
Mississippi Sand will also be available to answer questions.* *

Mississippi Sand has applied for its mining permit from the Department of
Natural Resources and related air and water permits from the Illinois
Environmental Protection Agency but none have been granted due to the
numerous concerns voiced by Sierra Club and our partners.

*Tell IEPA you are worried about the environmental, economic, and public
health impacts related to Mississippi Sand's frac sand mine

The Sierra Club has coordinated with locals in the area to write a detailed
citizen complaint letter to the IDNR about our concerns for the project and
to request a public hearing under the Illinois Rivers and Streams Act. We
also requested a hearing for the air permit and asked that Mississippi Sand
be required to obtain an individual permit for wastewater discharge from
the mine, which will offer more opportunity for additional environmental
protections. Recently we have been working with the Illinois Historic
Preservation Agency and local tribes to require Mississippi Sand to do a
phase one archeological survey because a 1987 University of Illinois study
found relics from as far back as 10,000 years old on the site.

*Take Action! Now is the time to make your voice heard and raise your
concerns about this

Email Tess Wendel to get more involved in this fight to protect Illinois'
most cherished state park!

Thanks for all you do for the environment,

Tess Wendell
Illinois Chapter, Sierra Club

*P.S. Tell your
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*P.P.S. Attend the session on May 23!* Stop by anytime between 6 and 9 p.m.

*Join Us At:*
Illinois Valley Community College
815 N Orlando Smith Road
Oglesby, IL 61348

*Email* <> Tess Wendel to get more involved in
this fight to protect Illinois' most cherished state park!

*Interested in sending more detailed comments in written form to
IEPA?*Check out these helpful
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*. All comments should be submitted by May 31st to Brad Frost, Illinois
EPA, 1021 N. Grand Ave. E., P.O. Box 19506, Springfield, IL 62794

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