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Report: Midwest Generation To Close All Of Its Illinois Coal Plants

Posted 03.05.2012 | Chicago

On the heels of news that its two Chicago coal-fired plants will close in the near future, Midwest Generation is reportedly considering closing each o...

Coal Plants Shut Down: Hard Work Pays Off, but More Work Ahead

Philip Radford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard.

Coal Clunkers Closing: Public Pressure Finally Shutters Chicago's Notorious Fisk and Crawford Coal Plants

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

After decades of pushing back against public fury, basic economics, and the Clean Air Act, Chicago's dinosaur coal plants are on their way out.

City's Coal Plants To Close After Mayor Presents Ultimatum

Posted 02.29.2012 | Chicago

Chicago environmentalists won a hard-fought victory late Tuesday as the city's two coal power plants announced that they will close -- one of them by ...

Rahm Tells Polluting Coal Plants To Clean Up Their Act

Posted 02.22.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has put Chicago's two coal power plants on warning: Either present a plan to clean up their pollution or risk being shut down by th...

It... Is... Alive -- Tenaska's Coal Plant Bailout Lives On in Springfield

Jack Darin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago
Jack Darin

It's time for Illinois to roll the credits on Tenaska's horror flick. A good scare is one thing, but Springfield needs to pull the plug on Tenaska before we're all on the hook for a 30 year nightmare.

Anti-Coal Activists Arrested After Storm Forces Them Off Smokestack

Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun-Times reports Wednesday morning that activists who had climbed the smokestack of the Fisk Generating Station have come down...

South Loop Coal Plant? Looks More Like A Prank

Posted 06.27.2011 | Chicago

A number of residents in Chicago's South Loop came home to disturbing letters on their doorsteps in recent days. The letters, on Midwest Generation...

Ordinance To Regulate Coal Plants Gets Long Hearing, No Vote

Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

An ambitious ordinance that would regulate Chicago's two pollution-belching coal plants underwent six hours of City Council hearings Thursday, as poss...

Southwest Side Coal Plants: Clean Them Up or Shut Them Down

Miguel del Valle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miguel del Valle

Along with our city's parking and politics, I will lead efforts to clean up the pollution responsible for thousands of asthma attacks, hundreds of ER visits, and dozens of deaths.

Chicago-Area Coal Plants Need To Cut Smog And Soot, Says New EPA Rule

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a move that portends cleaner air in Chicago and other communities east of the Mississippi, the Obama administration cracked down today on smog- and...