This world clock shows the intersection of our energy use, population trends, food production and the impact of these activities on our environment.
Working with the Heartland Coalfield Alliance, EJC sends delegations of local activists to learn about the impact of coal mining in central and southern Illinois, which includes destruction of farmland, natural areas, and entire communities, and groundwater pollution from coal slurry and unlined pools of coal ash and sludge.
Like tar sands oil, much of Illinois’s high-sulfur coal is being exported to developing countries – which Richart argues should put to rest the argument that “all-of-the-above” development is needed for “energy independence.”
Southern Illinois Coalfield Tour April 29 through May 1, 2011 Click here for a flier. Interested in learning first-hand about […]
The Legacy of Coal in America’s Heartland Delegation to Southern Illinois with Jeff Biggers November 5, 6 and 7 Travel […]