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April 2015 EJC Delegation to Southern Illinois Coalfields
On April 10, 11 and 12, EJC lead a delegation to southern Illinois, in partnership with Shawnee Hills and Hollers and the Shawnee Vinyard Indian Settlement.The purpose of this trip was to:

  • Experience the devastation of coal mining on communities in southern Illinois and the magnificent landscape that is their home;
  • Build relationships with residents and communities impacted by mining; and
  • Mobilize delegates to work to help residents protect their homelands through a variety of strategies, including (but not limited to):
    • Education of others in the northern part of the state;
    • Legislation and policy change that helps transition Illinois from coal to clean energy sources; and
    • Support for those who continue to struggle to stop new mines or expansion of existing mines.

Watch for updates regarding actions taken as a result of this delegation.

 

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