Mining the Heartland

Shay 1 Mine Waste Impoundment
Macoupin County, IL

Multi-Media Presentation, Crystal Lake Green Drinks

What:     Multi-media presentation on coal mining, Illinois Coal Basin, by Pam and Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative

When:    6 February, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Where:   Duke’s Ale House & Kitchen, 110 North Main Street, Crystal Lake,IL 60014

Cost:      Free Admission, buy your own drinks

For More Information, Contact:     Leslie Krebs, 815.482.0102

In Illinois and across the country, powerful interests are getting behind “clean coal” as a local solution to our energy problems. Unfortunately, clean coal is a myth – from the coal mines to the power plants, coal is the dirtiest way to meet our electric needs.  Join Pam and Lan Richart of Eco-Justice Collaborative for a multimedia presentation that explores the implications our energy choices have on the health of water and communities in Illinois’ coalfields.  Eco-Justice Collaborative is a member of Heartland Coalfield Alliance, whose mission is to works to reduce impacts from dirty coal mining, coal burning and coal waste disposal while promoting cleaner, more sustainable and affordable energy solutions for the Illinois Coal Basin.

Strip mining, room and pillar and longwall mining for coal are destroying land, displacing people, and polluting clean water across the Illinois coal basin. At the other end of the coal cycle, toxic coal ash dumps are threatening the health and safety of nearby residents. 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.

Hosted by:  Crystal Lake Green Drinks

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