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Goldman Prize: Kimberly Wasserman Nieto Is a Truly Deserving Winner

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

This year, I found it invigorating to see the award go to Kimberly Wasserman Nieto, who is one of the most committed and determined leaders in the long fight waged in my city to close Chicago's Fisk and Crawford coal plants.

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...

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...

3,500 Chicagoans to Rahm: Deal With the City's Coal Pollution Problem

Josh Nelson | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago
Josh Nelson

Chicago has a major coal problem. Mr. Emanuel's first day in office is today, and it still isn't clear how he plans to deal with this problem.

The City on Rahm's Shoulders: Chicago's Energy Economy

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.18.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The energy economy is essential to Chicago staying competitive -- it is central to business productivity.

Dam the Carp! No more dithering on invasive species

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The news was very bad on Friday when state and Federal agencies admitted that tests show invasive Asian carp have evaded an electrical barrier intende...

Coal Clunkers: Washington Post Looks at Chicago's Aging Coal Plants

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

There are hundreds of coal plants around the country where utilities are using everything short of duct tape, baling wire and chewing gum to keep them running. Why? It's cheap for the plants to be dirty.