Tag Archives: “eco-justice coal”

April 29 through May 1 Southern Illinois Coalfield Tour

Southern Illinois Coalfield Tour April 29 through May 1, 2011 Click here for a flier. 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 […]

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Delegation to the Heartland

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 […]

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Surely Our Children Deserve Better!

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 […]

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Clean Up Toxic Coal Ash – It’s Closer than You Think

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 […]

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