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Eco-Justice Collaborative uses its blog posts to raise awareness; share information about our campaigns; and to advocate solutions for today's most pressing environmental challenges.

Request to Expand Mine as Fire Burns Underground

Request to Expand Mine as Fire Burns Underground

An informal conference is supposed to be an opportunity for questions and answers regarding a new coal mine permit application, revision, or renewal. But questions related to the fire were not deemed to be applicable by the Department ... READ MORE
Benld City Council Eyes Support for Coal Severance Tax

Benld City Council Eyes Support for Coal Severance Tax

Benld, once a thriving coal-mining town, is sinking. Pam Richart said a 5% tax on the value of coal could be used to repair and replace infrastructure ... READ MORE
Peabody Nears Bankruptcy, Just Transition Needed

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. ... READ MORE
IDNR Feels the Heat

IDNR Feels the Heat

Residents believe that decisions made by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources favor the mining company over farmers and residents, who must live with the impacts of the coal  mine ... READ MORE
Lifestyles for a Sustainable Future

Lifestyles for a Sustainable Future

Assemble six to eight people in the Champaign-Urbana area and we'll host this interactive educational series that blends information and personal covenant in a small group setting ... READ MORE