Illinois is “broke”. Coal mining production is on the decline. Why adopt a coal severance tax now?
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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 […]
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.