The Middle Fork is Illinois’ only National Scenic River, and contributes to the economy of Vermilion County and Danville. But it is threatened by coal ash.
The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is a hidden treasure in east-central Illinois. Bounded by over 8,000 acres of public parkland and recognized for its biological diversity, scenic beauty and recreational potential, this stream is threatened by coal ash pollution. See how you can help preserve the river for future generations.
WHAT IS COAL ASH ILLINOIS RANKS FIRST PROTECT ILLINOIS Protect Illinois from Coal Ash Pollution Every year an additional 140 million tons of coal ash are generated by coal-burning power plants – enough to fill a train stretching from the North Pole to the South Pole. Illinois is responsible for more than 4.4 million tons, […]
Calling the offices of Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois EPA Director Alec Messina is easy to do, and will become increasingly important in then next months.
Call Representative Chad Hays and Senator Bennett and ask them to ask Governor Rauner to require Dynegy to move its coal ash out of the river’s floodplain.