The Middle Fork is Illinois’ only National Scenic River, and contributes to the economy of Vermilion County and Danville. But it is threatened by coal ash.
The Middle Fork of the Vermilion River is a hidden treasure in east-central Illinois. Bounded by over 8,000 acres of public parkland and recognized for its biological diversity, scenic beauty and recreational potential, this stream is threatened by coal ash pollution. See how you can help preserve the river for future generations.
PROTECT THE MIDDLE FORK FROM COAL ASH POLLUTIONThe campaign goal is to ensure that Dynegy-Midwest Generation moves its toxic coal ash out of the floodplain of Illinois’ only National Scenic River and places it in properly-constructed, lined facilities on their property, far from the river. READ MORE REINVEST IN ILLINOIS’ HEARTLANDThe primary campaign goal is […]
Send a letter to Governor Bruce Rauner, the Director of the Illinois EPA, and the Illinois Pollution Control Board. Tell them to adopt strong rules that require meaningful evaluation of alternatives; provide for public involvement; and ensure corporations pay for the cleanup of their toxic waste.
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 […]