Peabody Nears Bankruptcy, Just Transition Needed

EJC joins the call for a just response for communities and miners as Peabody nears bankruptcy, unable to meet its bond obligations.  It’s time to make that transition from a coal economy by funding employment and new economic opportunities; and revenues for land reclamation and mine clean-up.

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Get Involved / Campaign Resources

Eco-Justice Collaborative is working with the Community Futures Initiative, a state-wide effort whose purpose is to build support for an Illinois coal severance tax that would bring the majority of revenues back to coal-producing communities.

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Illinois Coal Production Holding Steady

With its increased production, Illinois now ranks 4th among all coal-producing states in the country. Recoverable reserves at producing mines have been estimated to be 2.5 billion short tons, greater than those of any other state east of the Mississippi River.

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