When you paddle the Middle Fork River, you know why advocates worked so hard to have it designated a State and National Scenic River nearly 30 years ago.
WHAT IS COAL ASH? • ILLINOIS RANKS FIRST IN THE COUNTRY • PROTECT ILLINOIS 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, annually, most of which […]
Coal combustion waste, or coal ash, is the waste that’s left over when coal is burned in a power plant to generate electricity. It can include fly ash, bottom ash, and boiler slag, and flue-gas desulfurization (FGD) or scrubber sludge from air emissions controls. Coal ash can be hazardous because of its concentrated levels of toxic metals that […]
WHAT IS COAL ASH? • ILLINOIS RANKS FIRST IN THE COUNTRY • PROTECT ILLINOIS Illinois generates more than 4.4 million tons of coal ash EVERY YEAR, and imports coal ash (or coal combustion waste) from six or more other states. Illinois ranks first in the nation with respect to the total number of coal ash disposal sites in […]
Send a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner, the Director of the Illinois EPA, and the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Tell them to adopt strong rules that require meaningful evaluation of alternatives; provide for public involvement; and ensure corporations pay for the cleanup of their toxic waste.
The success of the campaign require Dynegy to move its coal ash out of the floodplain will depend on the number of businesses, faith leaders, elected officials, service groups, and residents who take action. Click for essential tools that will help build support through awareness and education; media; and advocacy.