Ask Your State Rep to Support HB5660 and End the Mandated Kids Coal Curriculum

From the Coal Mines to the Power Lines School Curriculum

End IDCEO’s Kids Coal Curriculum Ask Your State Rep. to Support HB5660 This bill removes the legal mandate requiring the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) to provide coal education for Illinois children.  Contact your state representative today and ask him or her to support HB 5660. Did You Know … Illinois state law currently requires […] . . . → Read More: Ask Your State Rep to Support HB5660 and End the Mandated Kids Coal Curriculum

Promoting coal education with tax money doesn't add up

Promoting coal education with tax money doesn’t add up Originally Printed in The Southern June 20, 2012 This week, June 19-22, Illinois grade school teachers will gather at the Rend Lake Resort near Mount Vernon for the 15th annual Coal Education Conference sponsored by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Each year, IDCEO spends up to […] . . . → Read More: Promoting coal education with tax money doesn’t add up

Rally at IDECO-Coal Curriculum Fails to Make the Grade

[ May 2, 2012; 12:00 am to 12:45 pm. May 3, 2012; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Rally at IDCEO: Tell them to Stop Selling Coal in the Classroom! CHICAGO: Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 11:45 am James R. Thompson Center 100 W. Randolph (NW Corner, Randolph and Clark). Contact: Lan Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative, at lrichart@ecojusticecollaborative.org. SPRINGFIELD:  Thursday, May 3, 2012, 12:30 pm SE Corner of Monroe Avenue and 5th Street Contact: Brian Perbix, Prairie Rivers Network, at bperbix@prairierivers.org or Terri Treacy, […] . . . → Read More: Rally at IDECO: Coal Curriculum Fails to Make the Grade

Tell Gov. Quinn to stop underwriting the coal industry!

Tell DCEO to Stop Misleading Illinois Kids about Coal

SIGN THE PETITION! FROM THE COAL MINES TO THE POWER LINES is a taxpayer supported curriculum developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to teach elementary and high school students that coal is the clean, safe fuel of the future. Yes, that’s right. The State of Illinois is distributing a full teachers’ curriculum and […] . . . → Read More: Sign the Petition. Tell Gov. Quinn to stop underwriting the coal industry!

Heartland Coal Crisis: Illinois Bankrolls Big Coal School Program?

HUFFPOST GREEN Heartland Coal Crisis: Illinois Bankrolls Big Coal School Program? Interview With Eco-Justice Leader Lan Richart Jeff Biggers Posted: 06/22/11 05:42 PM ET At ground zero in the nation’s clean energy fight, The Heartland Coal Crisis will be a periodical series of blogs on coal and energy issues facing states in the Midwest, with a special focus […] . . . → Read More: Heartland Coal Crisis: Illinois Bankrolls Big Coal School Program?