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 Michael
February 14, 2012

Pollution from Chicago's Fisk and Crawford coal-fired power plants prematurely kills 42 people every year (http://www.catf.us/coal/problems/power_plants/existing/map.php?state=Illinois). That’s one person killed by this plant’s pollution every 9 days. That human cost is paid primarily by the communities who live in the shadows of these two aging plants. You won’t find it on Edison International’s bottom line.

But Chicagoans are fighting back. Edison...

Submitted by Polly
December 1, 2011

UnEarthed - The Earthjustice Blog:

What's it like to live in the shadow of a smokestack?

Ask Kim Wasserman, executive director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) and a resident of Chicago's Little Village neighborhood—a culturally vibrant area on the city's west side that many, including Wasserman, refer to as the "Mexican capital of the Midwest...

Submitted by Polly
December 1, 2011

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...

Submitted by Kelly
November 30, 2011

Bad news today from the State of IL.

While coal plants across the country are shutting down and making room for smart investments in clean, renewable energy, the IL State Senate just approved a $286 million/year bailout for a new coal plant in Taylorville, IL. That's $286 million/year for the next 30 years, coming from the pockets of people like you and me, to bailout a $3.5 billion coal plant boondoggle that couldn't survive on it's own merits. We get higher electricity bills and more pollution, while the energy company Tenaska gets guaranteed profits.

But hope...

Submitted by Polly
November 29, 2011

Noel Brinkerhoff and David Wallechinsky for AllGov:

President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois, has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of areas with too much lead in the air.
 
Along with Arecibo, Puerto Rico; Belding, Michigan; Saline, Kansas; and...
Submitted by Polly
November 17, 2011

Comjourn has a depressing but handy illustration simplifying the process of burning coal for fuel as demonstrated at Fisk Plant near Chicago:

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