Let’s Talk About Illinois Coal Mining

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Did You Know …
Coal Mining Is Just as Extreme as Hydraulic Fracturing!
While much of the country is talking about fracking, corporations such as Peabody Coal and Foresight Reserves LP are quietly extracting coal from America’s Heartland. Strip mining, room and pillar and longwall mining for coal are destroying some of the best agricultural farmland in the world, displacing once cohesive farming communities, and polluting clean water across the Illinois coal basin, which includes the state of Illinois and portions of Indiana and Kentucky.

At the other end of the coal cycle, burning coal is contributing to toxic coal ash dumps, which threatening the health and safety of nearby residents, and destroying our climate.

Ask Pam and Lan Richart to talk with your group about the hazards of coal mining in Illinois.  Learn about:

  • The history of Illinois’ coalfields, the ravages of the current Illinois coal boom, and how communities are standing up to protect their health and well-being from coal’s devastating impacts.
  • Taxpayer and ratepayer subsidies supported by our elected officials, including Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, that help market and export this dirty fuel, while leaving behind irreversible damages for future generations.
  • Ways you can support existing campaigns, targeted at protecting communities, our environment, and moving Illinois beyond coal.

Contact Pam or Lan at  773.556.3417 / 3418 or by email to learn more and schedule a presentation / discussion that leads to action.

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