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Residents Speak Out Against Longwall Mining
Illinois now ranks 5th in coal production, but much of the coal is exported, leaving impacted communities with the legacy costs, including damaged farmland; water pollution; depopulated communities; toxic slurry impoundments, and more.
Illinois state agencies aren’t protecting communities. For a revealing look at the broken Illinois coal regulatory system, watch this video of a recent hearing in Hillsboro, filmed and produced by EJC. Coal baron Chris Cline’s Hillsboro Energy, LLC’s interests trump those of farmers and residents. Then follow the money in this excellent article.
End IDCEO’s Kid’s Coal Curriculum
At a time when our state is under severe financial pressure and science is telling us that we need to move away from fossil fuels, a little-known law called the “Illinois Coal Technology Development and Assistance Act” requires the IDCEO to use tax dollars to produce and distribute coal educational materials for our kids.
Ask your state representative to support HB 5660. This bill removes the legal mandate requiring the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) to provide coal education for Illinois children. More …
Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago Coming November, 2014 …
EJC once again is organizing a Great Lakes Bioneers Chicago Network Event. Bioneers (Biological + Pioneers) engages people in solutions for the world we want to live in that are just and work with, rather than against, nature. All we need to do is scale them up!
Take a look at what we produced last year. We’ll be rolling out an action report this summer that reflects solutions identified during our 2013 event. Contact Pam if you want to join this movement for change. More …