Our Forests Are Threatened by Resource Extraction … But Why Care? Global Climate Change is one of the most serious environmental, social, and economic threats the world is facing today. Did you know that global climate is influenced by changes in land cover? Logging and burning for large scale-agriculture, strip mining, road construction and residential and commercial […] . . . → Read More: A Climate of Extraction
Read the latest in Illinois coal politics … The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said that 624 water permit violations “racked up” by one of the worst mine operator polluters in the state would be considered as ONE SINGLE VIOLATION when this agency decides whether or not to renew the mining permit. Outrage over New […] . . . → Read More: New Coal Math – 624 Water Permit Violations Turned into Just ONE
Heartland Coalfield Alliance member organizations Prairie Rivers Network and Stand Up to Coal joined today with local farmers, residents and landowners along the Salt Fork River in Champaign and Vermilion counties to host a press conference calling for more transparency as Indiana based Sunrise Coal, LLC seeks to acquire water for coal processing at […] . . . → Read More: Proposed Coal Mine Raises Questions About Drinking Water and Salt Fork River
Sign the Petition! Don’t trade Illinois’ forests to a dirty coal company The U.S. Forest Service is on the verge of approving a “land swap” that would give Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, 384 acres of the Shawnee National Forest along the Saline River in Illinois.(1) In exchange, the Forest Service would […] . . . → Read More: A Credo Action – Don’t Let Peabody Energy Destroy Illinois’ Forests!