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)
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