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Sample Script for Calling Illinois Governor Rauner and IEPA Director Alec Messina

Calling the offices of Governor Rauner and the Illinois EPA Director is easy to do, and will become increasingly important in the coming months. You can reach the Governor at: 217.782.0244, and the IEPA Director at 217.782-0547. The sample script provided below is just that - a sample. Please revise this to make it as personal as possible.

My name is ____________________.  I am concerned that Dynegy-Midwest Generation plans to leave its coal ash in three pits along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River as part of its closure plan.  These pits are leaking toxic waste into the river.  Also, the river is severely eroding the banks of river abutting these pits, raising concerns that the natural forces of the river may breach one or more of these pits..  If this happened, millions of gallons of toxic waste could be released into into the state's only state- and nationally-recognized scenic river.

I ask that you require  require Dynegy-Midwest Generation to take full responsibility for its waste impoundments and remove them from the floodplain of the Middle Fork, and place the ash on its property, away from the river, in properly-constructed, lined facilities.

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