February 16, 2013
Congratulations to Canton Area Citizens for Environmental Issues (CACEI) and the Illinois Sierra Club for years of hard work dedicated to protecting Canton Lake from coal pollution.
Canton Lake supplies clean drinking water for more than half of Fulton County’s residents, and the North Canton strip mine put this invaluable resource at risk. Fortunately, clean water advocates successfully stopped the permitting of the strip mine.
The leadership of Brenda Dilts, Prairie Rivers Network’s 2012 River Steward of the Year, is inspirational to residents across Illinois fighting to protect communities and clean water from coal pollution.
Prairie Rivers Network has partnered with CACEI and the Illinois Sierra Club for the past two years to ensure that our state agencies do not allow this mine to move forward.
The same group of companies proposing the North Canton Mine is also responsible for the Industry Mine, which has one of the worst water pollution records in the state—all the more reason permits for this mine should continue to be stopped.
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