Facing Unprecedented Extraction Crisis, Illinois Environmental Groups Make Call to Action

By Will Reynolds

Illinois is facing an extraction crisis. Expanded coal mining and the looming threat of fracking will create an unprecedented two-pronged threat to southern and central Illinois. Grassroots groups on the front lines of the extraction crisis raised the alarm in a letter to the Illinois General Assembly.

The letter calls for an environmental justice agenda to build a new energy economy in downstate Illinois:

1) Ban fracking because a fundamentally weak fracking law cannot produce rules strong enough to protect the public.

2) Establish a coalfields regeneration fund that will target green job growth to areas that have been …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green