Peabody is the latest in a string of major coal companies filing for bankruptcy. And, communities that have long been impacted by extraction activity are using this the opportunity to call for a just transition away from coal economies.
MOVE BEYOND COAL COAL COSTS COMMUNITIES JOIN A DELEGATION Coal Drains the State Budget – $20M Each Year A report recently released by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Downstream Strategies estimates that in the 2011 Fiscal Year, the coal industry drained nearly $20 million from the Illinois state budget in subsidies and expenditures […]
Why Transition from Coal? Illinois has the largest known coal reserves in the country, and production in the Illinois coal basin is expected to recover in 2017 despite the recent glut in natural gas. With its easy to access coal, large reserves, and high btu energy content, coal will be mined in Illinois as long as […]
EJC hosts delegations to central and southern Illinois and Coal River Valley, West Virginia as a way to transform delegates’ understanding about the impacts of the lifecycle of coal; provide support for frontline communities; and advocate for a just transition from coal to renewable energy.