The Task Force is pleased to announce that it is holding a meeting on Wednesday, April 2nd from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in Room C-500 of the Michael A. Bilandic Building, located at 160 North LaSalle Street.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite if you are planning to attend – Task Force members and members of the public who are unable to attend in person are invited to call 888-494-4032 (PIN# 403-715-0212).
Mr. Jeff Biggers will offer his testimony in support of an “Illinois Coalfields Regeneration Fund” in response to mounting health, environmental and social costs associated with Illinois’ coal mining rush.
Mr. Biggers is the American Book Award-winning author of five books of history, including Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland (Nation/Basic Books), which received the David Brower Award for Environmental Reporting and Southern Illinois University’s Delta Award for Literature. His award-winning stories have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Nation, and National Public Radio. His op-ed in the Washington Post, “Clean Coal? Don’t Try To Shovel That,” was cited by Thomas Friedman in his book, Hot, Flat and Crowded. Mr. Biggers writes frequently on environmental and energy stories for Salon, Al Jazeera, and Huffington Post. He is currently Writer-in-Residence at the Office of Sustainability at the University of Iowa