Southern Illinois Coalfield Tour April 29 through May 1, 2011
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Interested in learning first-hand about the true cost of coal in Illinois? Join citizen activists, award-winning author Jeff Biggers, and water quality professionals from the Heartland Coalfield Alliance for a two-day tour of southern Illinois’ coalfields. Participants will explore the impacts that the entire coal life cycle has on the lands, waters, health, and quality of life of southern Illinois [...]
Delegation to America’s Heartland! Discover the True Cost of Coal
Mach 25 to March 26, 2011
Interested in learning first-hand about the true cost of coal in Illinois? Join Eco-Justice Collaborative and citizen activists and water quality professionals from the Heartland Coalfield Alliance for a day-long tour of central Illinois’ coalfields.
Participants will meet in Springfield in the morning and depart as a group on a driving tour of historic and contemporary [...]
Chicago Is Running Out of time. Join the Race for Clean Air and Clean Energy!
Last year on October 24th, hundreds of people joined together outside of Chicago’s Fisk Coal Plant to demand clean air and a fair climate treaty. This year, on October 10th, people from across Chicago will unite for the Chicago Clean Power Day of Action!
Our message this year is clear: Chicago is running out of time. [...]
Surely Our Children Deserve Better!
Two of our nation’s oldest and dirtiest coal plants are located in the heart of Chicago. Each year they emit thousands of tons of harmful air pollutants that directly affect the health of its residents. In the last three years alone, these plants combined have spewed over 45,000 tons of pollution into the air that all Chicagoans breathe, compromising their health.
Those who live closest to these plants are the most affected, [...]
Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash – It’s Closer than You Think!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing the first-ever national rules to ensure the safe disposal and management of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. Coal ash is one of the wastes left over from the burning of coal to make electricity. Why does it need to be regulated? It contains toxic chemicals such as arsenic, mercury, selenium, chromium and cadmium.