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
October 18, 2011

New poll results show that voters in every part of Chicago support efforts by the City to reduce pollution from the Fisk and Crawford coal plants. 72% of Chicago voters said they would support a plan that reduces soot pollution from the coal plants by 90% and carbon dioxide pollution by 50%.  Even after hearing arguments in opposition to, and in favor of stricter pollution standards, 64% of respondents said they would support City efforts to reduce pollution...

Submitted by Polly
October 17, 2011

The Clean Power Coalition has a current goal of giving Midwest Generation (the company who owns Fisk and Crawford in Chicago) and Edison International (Midwest Gen’s parent company) 40 calls a day. The purpose of this is to continue pressuring them to close Fisk and Crawford coal plants down for good. We are so close to a victory and students have lead the way. Lets do it again by having students make the most calls over the next week! Here are the numbers and some sample scripts:

Edison Intl. (626) 302-2222

Submitted by Polly
October 10, 2011

"A crowd gathered at Dvorak Park in Pilsen Sept. 24 to call for the closure of Chicago’s coal-fired power plants: Fisk Generating Station, 1111 W. Cermak Rd.—located directly across from the park—and Crawford Generating Station, located at 3501 S. Pulaski Rd. in Little Village. Owned by Midwest Generation, the plants have been the focus of local opposition for years over environmental and health concerns related to the plants...

Submitted by Polly
October 7, 2011

Bank of America is sponsoring this year's Chicago marathon. The event is meant to promote health and fitness, but in reality Bank of America is helping to make Chicago residents sick by bankrolling Edison International, which owns Chicago's two dirty coal plants. The Fisk and Crawford coal-fired power plants spew pollution into the air and poison Chicago residents in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods. Ironically...

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August 10, 2011


My name is Edyta Sitko and I'm the Greenpeace Senior Field Organizer based in Chicago. Edison International's Fisk and Crawford coal plants have been poisoning people in our community for over a century. A decade ago, community groups started fighting back. Join us to hold Edison International responsible and to quit coal in Chicago.