Tag Archives: coal mining


Join A Delegation

MOVE COMMUNITIES BEYOND COAL • COAL COSTS ILLINOIS • 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 likely just […]

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Benld City Council Eyes Support for Coal Severance Tax

Pam Richart of the Eco-Justice Collaborative discusses potential legislation to impose a severance tax on Illinois coal during Monday night’s meeting of the Benld City Council. The measure, if it became law, would impose a five percent tax on coal to be divided equally among the state’s General Fund, local counties where coal is extracted, and a trust fund to help pay for economic diversification and remediating environmental issues resulting from mining activity.

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