This Feb. 23, 2012 photo shows piles of coal being moved overhead in slurry pipes at the Prairie State Generating Company’s Lively Grove coal mine near Marissa, Ill. At a time when the embattled coal industry is fighting economic and political challenges that threaten many jobs in central and southern Illinois, the state Attorney General’s Office is considering legal action against the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for what prosecutors call a failure to follow the terms of a court-brokered plan to toughen oversight of the mine permit process.
This Feb. 23, 2012 photo shows piles of coal being moved overhead in slurry pipes at the Prairie State Generating Company’s Lively Grove coal mine near Marissa, Ill. At a time when the embattled coal industry is fighting economic and political challenges that threaten many jobs in central and southern Illinois, the state Attorney General’s Office is considering legal action against the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for what prosecutors call a failure to follow the terms of a court-brokered plan to toughen oversight of the mine permit process. Tim Vizer News-Democrat file photo
This Feb. 23, 2012 photo shows piles of coal being moved overhead in slurry pipes at the Prairie State Generating Company’s Lively Grove coal mine near Marissa, Ill. At a time when the embattled coal industry is fighting economic and political challenges that threaten many jobs in central and southern Illinois, the state Attorney General’s Office is considering legal action against the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for what prosecutors call a failure to follow the terms of a court-brokered plan to toughen oversight of the mine permit process. Tim Vizer News-Democrat file photo