IDNR-OMM approves Phase I

IDNR has approved Phase I of the Starved Rock Mine: an 80 acre plot of land that will discharge waste into Horseshoe Creek, a tributary that flows into the park before entering the Illinois River.

A copy of our press release is located on our media page.

Still pending is IEPA’s NPDES permit; for which the comment period closed this past Sunday, November 18. Over 4500 of you wrote in to express your concerns; we need your voices to continue on!

This fight is far from over.  Click here to write Governor Quinn today!   Your voices can still Save Starved Rock!

For helpful maps and background into the controversy, visit our other pages on this site.



Defenders of Starved Rock,

Please help in our efforts to stop this mine! The IEPA is currently considering a general NPDES permit for the Starved Rock Mine. Tell the IEPA you want them to issue an individual permit, which will be tailored to site specific conditions.  An individual permit also grants concerned citizens the right to request a Public Hearing prior to its approval.

Visit our Take Action Page to email Barb Lieberoff of the IEPA’s NPDES division, tell her you object to this general permit!

EDIT: Draft letters to IEPA and the Govenor are now available in download format on our “Share your Concerns” tab here.