Call Representative Chad Hays and Senator Scott Bennett

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Sample Script for Calling Representative Chad Hays and Senator Scott Bennett

Calling the offices of your elected officials  is easy to do, and will become increasingly important in the coming months. You can reach Representative Chad Hays at 217.477.0104, and Senator Bennett at (217.442.5252).. The sample script provided below is just that – a sample.  Please revise this to make it as personal as possible.

My name is ____________________.  I am concerned that Dynegy-Midwest Generation plans to leave its coal ash in three pits along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River as part of its closure plan.  These pits are leaking toxic waste into the river.  Also, the river is severely eroding the banks of river abutting these pits, raising concerns that the natural forces of the river may breach one or more of these pits..  If this happened, millions of gallons of toxic waste could be released into into the state’s only state- and nationally-recognized scenic river.

I would like you to call Governor Rauner and IEPA Director Alec Messina and ask that they require Dynegy to remove its toxic coal waste from the floodplain of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River, and place it in properly-constructed, lined facilities away from the river.

Don’t forget to tell us about your call when finished.

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