Fisk & Crawford Generating Stations

The Fisk and Crawford coal plants are making Chicagoans sick and driving climate change. More people live near these plants than any other coal plants in the country. Join this Community Forum and connect with others working to close down these plants.

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Submitted by Polly
November 17, 2011

Steven Ross Johnson for Progress Illinois:

A coalition of environmental groups Tuesday rebuked the recent efforts of some Congressional lawmakers to roll back plans to implement more stringent federal clean air rules on power plants, contending the move would significantly impact public health within the Chicago area.

At the center of the debate have been two newly-proposed Environmental Protection Agency Clean Air Act rules...

Submitted by Polly
November 10, 2011

Congrats Fisk Generating Station, you made the cut. That is, the EPA's new list of the 21 areas with lead pollution levels above EPA designated limits.

Jeff McMahon reports for Forbes: "In Pilsen, a neighborhood on Chicago’s near south side, the EPA monitors air at...

Submitted by Polly
November 9, 2011

Steve Daniels | Chicago Business

(Crain's) — A deal between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a Chicago-based power-generating firm to close two old, controversial...

Submitted by Polly
November 1, 2011

Sulfur dioxide plumes from Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford coal plants loom over neighborhoods, put children’s health at risk

Chicago residents are at risk of high exposure to dangerous sulfur dioxide, according to new air pollution modeling released by the Sierra Club on October 31. Sulfur dioxide, emitted by Chicago’s two coal plants, is linked to asthma attacks, severe respiratory problems, lung disease, neurological damage, and heart complications.

Detailed maps created using ArcGIS...

Submitted by Andy
October 31, 2011


My name is Andy Myers and I'm with the nonprofit Working Films which connects documentary film to activism. I am currently working on the engagement campaign for the documentary Dirty Business which is an investigative report that exposes clean coal for the myth that it is while showcasing the atrocities of coal mining and the potentials of renewable energy.
We would love to get this film into your hands and wanted to give you a heads up and let you know that it is available as a resource. Here is a link to the main Dirty Business film page:...

Submitted by Polly
October 20, 2011

To draw attention to Chicago's two coal-fired power plants, health experts and community organizations in the Pilsen neighborhood rallied around a 20-foot inflatable asthma inhaler last week at the Pilsen Elementary Community Academy. A Moble C.A.R.E. van offered children in attendance free asthma screenings while experts highlighted the dangers of pollution from Midwest Generation's Fisk & Crawford power plants in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.

“We want to educate the community members and families living around these coal plants about the health...