Post-Rally Actions


I wholeheartedly thank you all for joining us on Sunday. It’s been a few hectic days of processing, but over 120 of you took the opportunity to speak up for Starved Rock! We have in the mail over 80 letters to the Governor, and we encourage you to write more! Remember, every little bit helps!
As we mentioned at our Rally on Sunday afternoon, it is NOT too late to save this park! Here are some things you can do:

1) Write Governor Pat Quinn your concerns. We have an electronic draft here, and while every letter helps, please remember a hand-written note is so much more powerful. Send your concerns to:

Gov. Pat Quinn
James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph
Suite 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
2) Write Barb Lieberoff ( your concerns of the pending National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Tell her how important Starved Rock is, and how you don’t want this mine. Right now IEPA is considering a general NPDES permit, when an individual one is clearly needed – if Starved Rock doesn’t count as a special condition, what does?!



Despite our efforts, the Starved Rock Mine is slowly inching forward through the permitting process. Since we have had limited opportunities for public input and comment, we decided to host our own PUBLIC MEETING to give YOU a platform to speak out against the mine.

Join the Illinois Sierra Club this October 28th to get your voice heard! Hike the trails, tour the mine perimeter, and tell your stories. United, we can tell Gov Quinn we oppose this mine!