Planned Vermilion Co. coal mine close to getting permit

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VERMILION COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - A planned coal mine in Vermilion County is close to getting the first of two state permits it needs to operate.

Sunrise Coal wants to set up its Bulldog Mine outside of Allerton, the News Gazette reports.

Sunrise submitted its bond and fee for the project.

IDNR is expected to issue the permit sometime this fall.

 Sunrise will also need to get a water permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

The News Gazette reports some local environmental groups have opposed the mine. 

The public will get to share opinions before the IDNR permit is issued.

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