Trump’s promises to Illinois coal mine workers doesn’t compute because of mechanization and markets, yet many still hope he will bring the industry to its former glory.
MOVE COMMUNITIES BEYOND COAL • COAL COSTS ILLINOIS • JOIN A DELEGATION Join a Delegation!One of the ingredients of change is to link information with moral principles. We can all read about coal mining and its impacts on the air, land and water resources of an adjacent community. But without seeing the destruction and meeting those impacted, we’re […]
Benld, once a thriving coal-mining town, is sinking. Pam Richart said a 5% tax on the value of coal could be used to repair and replace infrastructure.
With its increased production, Illinois now ranks 4th among all coal-producing states in the country. Recoverable reserves at producing mines have been estimated to be 2.5 billion short tons, greater than those of any other state east of the Mississippi River.