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Dynegy agrees to move its toxic coal ash out of the floodplain of the Middle Fork of the Vermilion, Illinois’ National Scenic River.
Interim agreement reached on protecting the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River. Environmental groups are cautiously optimistic, and will remain vigilant.
Dynegy wants to permanently cap the coal ash, “stabilize” the abutting riverbank, wipe their hands, and pat themselves on the back for a job well done.
EJC objects to the issuance of a Section 404 permit for Dynegy’s harmful Middle Fork riverbank project, and asks for an Environmental Impact Statement.
EJC is working towards a permanent solution that protects the Middle Fork from coal ash pollution. Now it’s your turn. Can you donate to our campaign?
The Middle Fork of the Vermilion, Illinois’ only National Scenic River, is threatened by coal ash pollution. Help us ensure the protection of this river!
Eventually, the Middle Fork will reoccupy that portion of the floodplain containing the ash pits. We cannot stop that from happening, no matter what we do.
Rick Cobb, IEPA, joins speaker lineup at June 11, 2018 People’s Hearing in Danville. Tell the IEPA it’s time to require Dynegy to move its toxic mess.
The first major battle for the Middle Fork in its over 10,000-year history occurred in the early 1970s, when farmhouses were razed to dam the river for recreation.