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.
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MOVE COMMUNITIES BEYOND COAL • COAL COSTS ILLINOIS • JOIN A DELEGATION The story of coal mining in Illinois is, as it is in most places across the country and the globe, a story of continuing booms and busts. Economies dependent on coal once thrived during booms, but today’s method of mining relies more on machines than miners, […]
We Are Still Here Water protectors standing against DAPL brace for militarized police to descend on their camp as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ evacuation deadline looms … READ MORE Trump to Grant Easement for DAPL “We are falling into a dangerous place where the United States government makes up its own rules.” – […]
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.