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Attend the March 26 Hearing on the Middle Fork!
Riverbank Stabilization and Water Quality Certification

We’ve Got a Hearing, and We Need You to Attend
While this hearing focuses on water quality and river use, it provides us the opportunity to talk to the Illinois EPA about the hazards of storing coal ash in the floodplain of the state’s only National Scenic River.  Please attend, and spread the word.  The Illinois EPA needs to hear from you.

Dynegy Midwest Generation has applied for Section 401 water quality certification for impacts associated with an erosion mitigation and riverbank stabilization project along 2,000 linear feet of the right descending bank of the Middle Fork Vermilion River near Oakwood, Illinois. IEPA approval of the project is necessary for Dynegy to be able to cap its pits and leave them forever in the floodplain of Illinois’ only National Scenic River.

Middle Fork Public Hearing

Public Hearing for 401 Water Quality Certification
Dynegy Midwest Generation, L.L.C.

Middle Fork Vermilion River Bank Stabilization, Vermilion County
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Danville Area Community College (Gymnasium)
2000 East Main Street , Danville, Illinois 61832

We’re planning a pre-hearing rally in front of the gymnasium at 5:30pm.  Please come and show your support for protecting the Middle Fork from coal ash pollution.  We expect to have a strong media presence.  Questions?  Contact EJC.

Will You Prepare a Comment or Testify?  Attend a Briefing!
This is your opportunity to tell agencies what you think of Dynegy’s proposed project.  Eco-Justice Collaborative and Prairie Rivers Network have scheduled three opportunities to help you prepare oral and written comments.  Plan to attend one of these briefings, and bring along a friend or two.  The hearing will focus on water quality and use of the river.

Thursday, March 14, 2019 • 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Danville Public Library
319 N Vermilion St, Danville

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 •6:30pm to 7:30pm
see: prairierivers.org/hearing

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 • 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Urbana Free Library
210 W Green St, Urbana

Get a Seat on the Bus!
Thanks to Prairie Rivers Network and Faith in Place, there will be a bus leaving for the hearing from First Mennonite Church in Urbana-Champaign.  Sign up here to reserve a spot, and share with friends, family and colleagues!