Category Archives: Coal

What Is Longwall Mining

Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting.Watch the Impacts of Coal Mining in Illinois Photos are from EJC delegations to central and southern Illinois Learn more about longwall mining and the impacts of coal on Illinois communities by watching the video below, and visiting: Illinois Coal Hidden Costs Who’s Behind the Scenes “Clean Coal”?  It Doesn’t Exist! […]

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Closing the Cloud Factories

Lessons from the fight to shut down Chicago’s Coal Plants Book reading and discussion with author / journalist Kari Lydersen The closing of Chicago’s coal plants is a fascinating story on many levels, a story that continues two years after the historic shutdown. Join EJC and other organizations who participated in the campaign to close […]

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Hidden Costs of a Mainstream Lifestyle

And … You thought it was inexpensive! In our modern world of electric cars, convenience appliances and instant communication, clean, reliable and inexpensive electricity is our everyday lifeline to a high functioning society. Yet, coal continues to generate a significant amount of the electricity used by Illinois residents. In fact, coal-powered electricity is essential to […]

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“C” is for Cat? No … It’s for Coal

A bill before the Illinois House that would have ended a mandate for the state to prepare and provide coal education materials for kids met sharp resistance from lawmakers and the coal industry, who claimed environmentalists were waging a “war on coal”.

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