Monthly Archives: February 2012
After a campaign of more than a decade, the Fisk and Crawford coal plants, two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants in the country, will be closing down in 2012 and 2014 respectively. Residents have denounced the harmful impacts of coal pollution for years, demanding that the plants’ owner, Midwest Generation, either clean […]Read More
On the heels of a press conference by community activist last week, 25th Ward alderman Daniel Solis spearheaded a press conference in which he was joined by fellow Latino elected officials, health care workers, and environmental leaders, to acknowledge the efforts of mayor, Rahm Emanel, in his support to the coal power plant issue in […]Read More
Over 150 community residents and local activist showed up to a city council meeting Wednesday to urge Chicago lawmakers to clean up pollution in Pilsen and Little Village. The crown demanded to move the city beyond coal by shutting down Midwest Generation’s Fisk and Crawford coal plants. Pilsen Alliance board member Rosalie Mancera delivered a […]Read More
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