Coal Ash – In Your Back Yard? Coal combustion waste, which contains toxins such as mercury, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, nickel, and selenium. constitutes the nation’s second largest waste stream after municipal solid waste. Illinois has over 100 coal ash ponds and mine-fills that leach toxic chemicals to groundwater, lakes and rivers, where pollution can spread, polluting drinking water supplies and […] . . . → Read More: Act to Protect Communities from Coal Ash Pits at Power Plants!
Ask Illinois EPA and Dynegy’s Havana Power Plant for responsible coal ash disposal and closure of high hazard ash ponds. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has tentatively decided to reissue a permit to Dynegy’s Havana Power Plant that would allow additional mercury and other harmful pollution found in coal ash to be discharged into the Illinois […] . . . → Read More: Public Hearing: Close Dynegy’s High Hazard Coal Ash Dumps in Havana!
House set to block EPA Your U.S. Representative needs to hear from you now as Congress tries to push the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) out of the way in favor of continuing to put the coal industry’s bottom line ahead of protecting the health and environmental integrity of coalfield communities. Over a year ago, EPA proposed […] . . . → Read More: Critical Vote on Coal Ash Pollution
On Saturday October 1st, over 55 students from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, the University of Illinois Chicago, the University of Chicago, Depaul University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Loyola University, and the University of Iowa all boarded a bus to hear directly from community members and organizations in central […] . . . → Read More: Coalfields to Clean Energy Student Tour
The largest Illinois hazardous waste site you have never heard about (KMOV.com) — A local activist is calling an area “the largest hazardous waste site” you have never heard of before. The site the activist is referring to is a 400 acre plot near Albers, Illinois that used to be owned by Exxon-Mobil Coal. Looking at […] . . . → Read More: The largest Illinois hazardous waste site you have never heard about
[ August 17, 2011; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Photo by John Trautschold Rally Against Coal Ash Pollution in Joliet! WHY: Not only is U.S. Representative Kinzinger ignoring one of the nation’s worst coal ash pollution sites in Joliet, he also is voting in Congress to steop effective protection from this health threat to his constituents. Call on Representative Kinzinger and Chicago area representatives to protect clean drinking water […] . . . → Read More: Rally Against Coal Ash Pollution in Joliet!
Coulterville residents need your support! ***** What: Illinois EPA Public Hearing on proposed NPDES Water Discharge Permit for Peabody Coulterville Mining, L.L.C.’s Gateway Mine Where: Sparta City Council Chambers, Sparta City Hall, 114 West Jackson Street, Sparta, Illinois 62286 When: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Background: Notice of Public Hearing, Draft NPDES Permit Contact: bperbix “at” prairierivers.org ***** Surface Facilities […] . . . → Read More: ACTION ALERT: Public Hearing on Gateway Mine’s Water Pollution Permit
Coal Ash Battle Moves to US Senate Urgent Action Needed! Please call your US Senators today and urge them to prevent efforts in Congress to cut the US EPA’s authority to protect our health from toxic coal ash. Use this link http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ to find your Senators phone numbers and type in your zip code 1. Tell your Senators you want […] . . . → Read More: Coal Ash Battle Moves to US Senate-Urgent Action!