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    DNR in spotlight over sand mine near Starved Rock

    Jan 13, 2012  In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2012, the Illinois River flows past the east entrance to Starved Rock State Park near Ottawa, Ill. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is considering a controversial proposal for a sand mine adjacent to the park's eastern boundary.

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    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

    Dec 31, 2011  Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park on the Illinois River near Utica. Mining

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    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

    Dec 31, 2011  Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park on the Illinois River near Utica. Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine’s proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology

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    Sand mine proposal near Starved Rock pits company against

    Jan 11, 2012  Nature lovers travel in droves to Starved Rock State Park to admire its many wonders, including 425 million-year-old rock formations composed of St. Peter sandstone. Sand mining companies also

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    Sand mine to proceed near iconic Illinois state park

    Oct 29, 2012  The frac sand mining boom has now spread to Illinois, as state regulators grant approval to build a controversial mining operation next to Starved Rock State Park.. St. Louis-based Mississippi Sand, the company that’s building the 80-acre sand mine, received its third and final permit on October 19, overcoming objections by a consortium of environmental groups.

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    Save Starved Rock State Park in Illinois - YouTube

    Nov 15, 2012  The Sierra Club, Midwest SOARRING Foundation, and other concerned citizens are opposed to the Mississippi Frac Sand Mine's permit to mine near Starved Rock State Park. Starved Rock State Park

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    Missouri sand companies tap fracking demand Business

    Environmental groups, in fact, have challenged Mississippi Sand’s plans to develop a new sand mine near Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. Missouri hasn’t seen the boom or the

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    Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from

    Jun 08, 2014  But a Tribune review of property sales reveals that sand mining companies have quietly bought at least 3,100 acres in LaSalle County since 2005, a swath larger than nearby Starved Rock

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    Caves - Utica Forum - TripAdvisor

    Sep 17, 2015  I don't know if there are any caves there. I would suggest calling the SP directly and asking them. Please let me know if there are any there! I don't know exactly what you mean by "caves". If you are looking for a true cavern with stalagmites and such, there aren't any at either SP. Starved Rock has some small caverns and waterfalls.

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    LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock

    Jan 13, 2012  OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park near Utica. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo. wants to mine St. Peter sandstone for use in

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    Save Starved Rock State Park in Illinois - YouTube

    Nov 15, 2012  The Sierra Club, Midwest SOARRING Foundation, and other concerned citizens are opposed to the Mississippi Frac Sand Mine's permit to mine near Starved Rock State Park. Starved Rock State Park

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    Missouri sand companies tap fracking demand Business

    Environmental groups, in fact, have challenged Mississippi Sand’s plans to develop a new sand mine near Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. Missouri hasn’t seen the boom or the

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    LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock

    Jan 13, 2012  OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park near Utica. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo. wants to mine St. Peter sandstone for use in

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    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

    Jan 03, 2012  Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park on the Illinois River near Utica. Mining

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    starved rock sand mine - agos-staal

    The proposal for the sand mine near Starved Rock is when Mississippi Sand's mining operation is completed that the pit be filled with water and become a . LaSalle Co board approves zoning for sand mine near , OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland

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    Missouri and fracking - SourceWatch

    Aug 27, 2015  At least 100 Midwestern sand mines rely on the sandstone. "The major player in Missouri is Mississippi Sand LLC, a venture formed in 2008. The company has seen tremendous success with its quarry near Festus, Mo., and is looking to develop a new mine near Starved Rock

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    Controversy grows over proposed sand mine near Starved Rock

    Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park on the Illinois River near Utica. Mining of sand or gravel occurs elsewhere in the area, but opponents of the latest project say the mine’s proximity could harm local tourism and the ecology

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    Illinois EPA to hold Public Avaiility Session for

    May 12, 2012  Earlier this year we learned of a proposed sand mine to be located near the entrance of Starved Rock State Park. We were concerned because the sand mine (for sand to be used in the natural gas extraction or “fracking” process) could drain a rare, brackish wetland, with high quality plant communities and specific habitat for

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    up trouble: Frac sand mining threatens Starved

    Oct 01, 2013  Up Trouble: Frac Sand Mining Threatens Starved Rock State Park Load comments Radish Magazine is published monthly by The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus ,

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    Sand Mining and Transport: Potential Health Effects

    Sand Mining and Transport: Potential Health Effects Thomas M. Peters, PhD, CIH Associate Professor University of Iowa Iowa City, IA Midwest Environmental Health Policy Summit

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    A sand-mining rush WBEZ

    Jul 17, 2013  The proposed Mississippi Sand mine next to Starved Rock State Park will have to get an Illinois EPA air quality permit in order to start mining. Most mines use a lot of water.

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    LaSalle County Board votes to allow sand mining near

    Sand mine near Starved Rock up for a vote Jan. 12. A sand-mining operation slated for land next to Illinois’ most visited state park has sparked controversy in LaSalle County. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park.

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    Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside Beloved State Park

    "The objectors, by saying that the sand mine will hurt Starved Rock State Park, are being disingenuous as there's already a sand mine to the north, south, east and west," said Jonathan Brandt, an attorney representing the landowner poised to sell his farm outside the eastern entrance of the park to Mississippi Sand.

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    Action Alert: Starved Rock State Park Threatened by

    Jan 09, 2012  Please contact LaSalle County Board members and tell them to protect Starved Rock by not permitting the sand mine. If you have time for just one call, the board chair is Jerry Hicks, 815-795-2608. A proposed sand mine adjacent to Starved Rock State Park could drain a rare, brackish wetland, with high quality plant communities

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    A sand-mining rush WBEZ

    Jul 17, 2013  The proposed Mississippi Sand mine next to Starved Rock State Park will have to get an Illinois EPA air quality permit in order to start mining. Most mines use a lot of water.

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    LaSalle County Board votes to allow sand mining near

    Sand mine near Starved Rock up for a vote Jan. 12. A sand-mining operation slated for land next to Illinois’ most visited state park has sparked controversy in LaSalle County. Mississippi Sand LLC of Maryland Heights, Mo., wants to mine St. Peter sandstone from a 350-acre parcel of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park.

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    LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock

    Jan 13, 2012  OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park near Utica.

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    Sand Stampede: Frac Sand Mining Outside Beloved State Park

    "The objectors, by saying that the sand mine will hurt Starved Rock State Park, are being disingenuous as there's already a sand mine to the north, south, east and west," said Jonathan Brandt, an attorney representing the landowner poised to sell his farm outside the eastern entrance of the park to Mississippi Sand.

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    MoveOn Petitions - Governor Quinn: Stop the Mississippi

    Despite those who believe the Starved Rock frac sand mine will prove beneficial, in truth, sand mining for the purpose of hydraulic fracturing will result in calamitous long-term repercussions for Starved Rock State Park’s tourism, local residents, and animals’ and peoples’ health (silicosis, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, etc.) as

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    Action Alert: Starved Rock State Park Threatened by

    Jan 09, 2012  Please contact LaSalle County Board members and tell them to protect Starved Rock by not permitting the sand mine. If you have time for just one call, the board chair is Jerry Hicks, 815-795-2608. A proposed sand mine adjacent to Starved Rock State Park could drain a rare, brackish wetland, with high quality plant communities

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    Illinois Route 71 - Wikipedia

    There are also current plans to build a silica sand mine off of IL 71 near Starved Rock State Park, pending final approval by the City of Ottawa. The plan is currently opposed by environmental groups due to the intended use of the sand in fracking practs and the potential damage caused by airborne dust and blasting operations.

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    Frac sand - SourceWatch

    The company has seen tremendous success with its quarry near Festus, Mo., and is looking to develop a new mine near Starved Rock State Park in Ottawa, Illinois. ↑ "Mo. jumps into shale boom with frac sand mining," EE, November 6, 2012.

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    Starved Rock State Park in Illinois: Best things to see and do

    Accommodations: Starved Rock Lodge Conference Center rents knotty-pine paneled rooms in the East Wing, built in the 1930s, and more modern rooms in the West Wing, completed in 1989. Saturday-night reservations require a two-night stay. Near the lodge, deluxe cabins house two people, and some have -burning fireplaces.

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    Environmentalists sue to stop controversial Illinois frac

    Dec 14, 2012  Sand mining companies are obtaining land and expanding operations throughout the area around Ottawa, Illinois, where the sand lies close to the surface, making it easy to mine. However, the good sand-mining areas are nearby two popular state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, a 2,630-acre tract of forested bluffs, canyons, and waterfalls

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    Lt. Gov. Simon wants hearing on sand mine near Starved Rock

    Mar 13, 2012  Lt. Governor Sheila Simon wants LaSalle County officials to ask for a public hearing on a proposed sand mine near Starved Rock State Park, but the county board has voted not to.

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    Laurie Palmer — Southwest Corridor Northwest Passage

    May 27, 2014  Sand has been mined in Ottawa, Illinois, since the 1860s but a few additional mines have opened in Illinois in response to the fracking boom, with the newest IL mines planned near Starved Rock. Parts of the St. Peter dip down so far below the surface of the ground that coal, limestone, and other minerals are mined above it—so far that it isn

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    SIERRA CLUB v. OFFICE OF MINES AND MINERALS OF

    ¶ 6 On February 16, 2012, Mississippi Sand applied to the Department's Off of Mines and Minerals for a 10year surface-mining permit to extract silica from the St. Peter Sandstone Formation, which is adjacent to the eastern entrance of Starved Rock State Park.

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    Starved Rock State Park - Starved Rock Lodge

    Voted the #1 Attraction in the State of Illinois Starved Rock State Park is a world apart from anything else in Illinois! You will know it the minute you enter the park, as you wind your car through the towering trees. Amazing seasonal waterfalls are active in the spring and after heavy rains. We have

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    Lt. Gov. Simon wants hearing on sand mine near Starved Rock

    Mar 13, 2012  Lt. Governor Sheila Simon wants LaSalle County officials to ask for a public hearing on a proposed sand mine near Starved Rock State Park, but the county board has voted not to.

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    LaSalle County Board OKs sand mining near Starved Rock

    Jan 13, 2012  OTTAWA -- The LaSalle County Board approved a special use permit Thursday afternoon that would allow sand mining on 350 acres of farmland just east of Starved Rock State Park near Utica.

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    Environmentalists sue to stop controversial Illinois frac

    Dec 14, 2012  Sand mining companies are obtaining land and expanding operations throughout the area around Ottawa, Illinois, where the sand lies close to the surface, making it easy to mine. However, the good sand-mining areas are nearby two popular state parks, including Starved Rock State Park, a 2,630-acre tract of forested bluffs, canyons, and waterfalls

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    Laurie Palmer — Southwest Corridor Northwest Passage

    May 27, 2014  Sand has been mined in Ottawa, Illinois, since the 1860s but a few additional mines have opened in Illinois in response to the fracking boom, with the newest IL mines planned near Starved Rock. Parts of the St. Peter dip down so far below the surface of the ground that coal, limestone, and other minerals are mined above it—so far that it isn

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    Sand Is Like Gold In LaSalle County, Where Some Oppose

    Some residents near Starved Rock State Park say an increase in the mining of sand -- a resource used in "fracking" -- could harm the land and water supplies. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.

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    IDNR in spotlight over sand mine near Starved Rock State

    OTTAWA (AP) - Opponents of a sand mine near Starved Rock State Park are criticizing the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for not speaking up about potential negative impacts to the park. A

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    SIERRA CLUB v. OFFICE OF MINES AND MINERALS OF

    ¶ 6 On February 16, 2012, Mississippi Sand applied to the Department's Off of Mines and Minerals for a 10year surface-mining permit to extract silica from the St. Peter Sandstone Formation, which is adjacent to the eastern entrance of Starved Rock State Park.

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    Industrial Sand - Missouri Department of Natural Resources

    Starved Rock Member Kingdom Shale Member Mining: The St. Peter Sandstone was first mined in Missouri in the 1870s for sand. Early mining was conducted at the surface and underground, and was concentrated near the town of Pacific. Presently (2012) there are four companies producing St. Peter in

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    Starved Rock: An Illinois Treasure in Peril

    Dec 18, 2011  LaSalle County Zoning Board Ok's Destructive Mining Proposal After 2 days and 15 hours of testimony the LaSalle County zoning board voted on December 15, 2011, to approve a destructive new special use permit that would allow a sand mine adjacent to Starved Rock State Park. The proposal is scheduled to be heard by the

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    Advocates say sand mine will bring jobs to Illinois

    That question is one aspect of the debate over a proposed sand mine near Starved Rock Park in LaSalle County, about 95 miles southwest of Chicago. "To trade the ecological and aesthetic integrity

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    Illinois Official Reports

    ¶ 6 On February 16, 2012, Mississippi Sand applied to the Department’s Off of Mines and Minerals for a 10-year surface-mining permit to extract silica from the St. Peter Sandstone Formation, which is adjacent to the eastern entrance of Starved Rock State Park. With its

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    Fracking leads to silicosis concerns near Illinois state park

    This is just one concern that opponents of a mining operation expected to open near a popular Illinois state park are raising against the prospect. The Mississippi Sand mining company, based in Missouri, has purchased 80 acres of land located along the eastern entrance of the Starved Rock

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    Families in an uproar over sand mining in LaSalle County

    Families in an uproar over sand mining in LaSalle County. June 6, 2014 Sand mining firms have quietly bought 3,100 acres in LaSalle County since 2005, an area larger than Starved Rock State Park and will make billions.

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    Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking

    Protect Starved Rock and the Illinois Valley from Fracking and Mining, Utica, Illinois. 3,237 likes 2 talking about this. Say no to mining and future Jump to. Sections of this page. "Wisconsin’s sand mining industry is no stranger to boom-and-bust cycles, but in 2018, the frac sand market swung from one extreme to the next faster

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