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Why Illinois Needs a Coal Severance Tax

9 April, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues Invites  You to Attend
Building a Case for a Coal Severance Tax

Saturday, April 9, 2016
10am to Noon
Fulton County Health Department
700 Oak Street, Canton, IL
Two blocks east of S. 5th Ave (IL Rt. 78/9)
Handicap Accessible

Did You Know …

  • Illinois has the largest coal reserves east of the Mississippi and, out of 25 coal-producing states, is just one of three that does not have a coal severance tax?
  • Despite reduced demand for coal due to natural gas pricing and domestic and foreign markets, Illinois was the only state in the country to experience an increase in coal production?
  • Coal companies cost our state budget $20M each year?

It’s Time that Communities Benefit!

Meet Pam and Lan Richart from central Illinois-based Eco-Justice Collaborative. They will build the case for a coal severance tax that would send the majority of funds back to communities in coal-producing counties.

If you are interested in finding funds for diversifying the economy; repairing or expanding infrastructure; funding workforce training; or increasing education and health-care services, then be sure to save April 9 for this short presentation and follow-up discussion!

For more information, Contact Brenda Dilts at: 309.649.1938

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9 April, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Brenda Dilts


Fulton County Health Department
700 Oak Street
Canton, IL United States
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