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.
Ask Vermilion County officials to take action to protect the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River and surrounding groundwater from toxic coal ash pollution.
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.
Calling the offices of Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois EPA Director Alec Messina is easy to do, and will become increasingly important in then next months.
Call Representative Chad Hays and Senator Bennett and ask them to ask Governor Rauner to require Dynegy to move its coal ash out of the river’s floodplain.
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 […]