ABOUT ECO-JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE
Eco-Justice Collaborative (EJC) is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration has been instrumental in reducing power plant pollution, fighting subsidies to dirty coal, and creating public forums that explore pathways to a just and an environmentally-sustainable future.
- Illinois ranks #2 in for the number of contaminated coal ash pits, many of which are leaking. But the IPCB wants to stay their proceedings on rule-making due to concerns over industry-led legal challenges.
- This proposed Stream Protection Rule creates more accountability for mining companies but environmental groups say it doesn’t go far enough.
- A new study reveals that levels of radioactivity in coal ash were found to be up to FIVE TIMES higher than levels in normal soil.
STORIES FROM THE HEARTLAND
EJC produced three videos to highlight the impacts of Deer Run Mine, a longwall mine, on Hillsboro, a central Illinois community in Montgomery County, Illinois; The fourth film, "Sinking the Heartland", is by Cindy Ward. Longwall mining is the most efficient methods of mining coal, capable of recovering up to 90% of this mineral resource.