“The Middle Fork is an area treasure, valued by tens of thousands of people for its natural beauty, biological diversity, and water-based recreation”, said Kanter. All of this could be destroyed in a matter of minutes by a coal ash catastrophe.
Today, the Middle Fork of the Vermilion was named as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® of 2018 because of the threat toxic coal ash poses to Illinois’ only Wild and Scenic River. This designation showcases the battery of threats from the Trump administration, and calls on allies in Congress to clean water and rivers nationwide.
As my elected representative, I ask that you make every effort to assure that Dynegy takes full responsibility for cleaning up its waste and does not leave a problem behind for others to address.