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.
Resilient Energy and Climate Transition from Coal Coal Ash 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, […]
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.
At every coal plant tested in Illinois, the ash contaminants are found in the groundwater. Every single one. Tell the Illinois Pollution Control Board you want them to pass the strongest rules possible to protect Illinois’ environment and communities by signing this petition by Prairie Rivers Network.