Protect the Middle Fork!
Passing the Illinois Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act has been an important victory for the Middle Fork Coal Ash campaign. But, it does not guarantee Dynegy’s toxic coal waste will be removed away from the river.
Ecological responsibility in linkage with social justice is what the world needs now. Healthy earth community requires advocacy and action on urgent environmental issues in ways that connect with struggles for social and economic justice. Eco-Justice envisions and values ecology and justice together, since there will be little environmental health without socio-economic justice, and vice-versa. - Dieter T. Hessel
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Help Protect Illinois' National Scenic River!
The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is one of the most biologically diverse streams in the Midwest, and the centerpiece of a major recreational area in east-central Illinois. But a proposal before the Illinois EPA could allow Dynegy-Midwest Generation to leave 3.3 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash in unlined, leaking pits in the river's floodplain.