Over 700 Chicagoans Ask Mayor Emanuel To End Coal Pollution in Chicago

Chicago Clean Power Coalition:

On Friday, December 2, 2011, over 50 supporters of the Chicago Clean Power Coalition will present nearly 800 photos of Chicago citizens demanding the right to breathe clean air. They will be commending Mayor Emanuel on his commitment to clean up air pollution in Chicago, and pushing him to continue to advocate for retirement dates for Midwest Generation’s Fisk and Crawford coal plants by the end of the year. The pollution caused by these coal plants contributes to higher rates of asthma attacks, heart disease and other respiratory illnesses especially in children. By retiring the coal plants, Mayor Emanuel can help ensure the health and well-being of Chicago’s communities, help curb hospital costs to families, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

What: Photo petition wall at City Hall and photo delivery to Mayor Emanuel

When: Friday, December 2nd. Wall set-up begins at 8:45 am – Press Conference begins at 9:15 am

Where: Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle, (corner of N. Clark and Washington)

Who: Chicago Clean Power Coalition, community leaders

Speakers: Community leaders from the Pilsen, Little Village and Bridgeport neighborhoods directly impacted by the Fisk and Crawford coal plants.

For more information, contact:
Edyta Sitko, 812.219.4644esitko@greenpeace.org