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Coal Mine Fatality Reported

Coal Mine Fatality Reported   A Hamilton County Coal Miner died early Sunday morning following a freak accident at Hamilton County Coal, near Dahlgren. S & L Industries reported John Ditterline was fatally injured when he was caught between a material door and the rib while trying... Read More.

Severin and Southern Illinois Lawmakers Tour Hamilton County Coal

State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) and his colleagues in the legislature were invited by Alliance Resource Partners to tour Hamilton County Coal Mine #1, on Thursday, December 7. Those attending with Rep. Severin were Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg), and Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville). “I had... Read More.

Shimkus issues statement on closure of Carmi coal mine

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) released the following statement after learning that Pattiki mine outside Carmi will close: “With every mine closure, EPA’s War on Coal inflicts more pain on coal producing areas of our country. Each new anti-coal rule and regulation... Read More.