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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...

'Green News Report' - March 1, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.01.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: March roars...

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...

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...

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.

At the Altar of Coal-Fired Plants: Chicago's Day of the Dead Procession Calls for Clean Energy Leadership

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

More than 66 premature deaths, 104 heart attacks, and thousands of asthma attacks and cases of chronic bronchitis--that is the tragic symbol at the al...

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...

You're Not the King of Me: Midwest Gen Runs Afoul of the Clean Air Act

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Filing a lawsuit against the folks responsible for filth-spewing, coal-burning relics in Chicago's Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.

EPA Sues Power Company Over Six Illinois Coal-Burning Plants

Chicago Tribune | Michael Hawthorne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

From the outside, the power plant that towers above Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood looks like a sooty relic from the early part of the last century....

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.

Parents at the Heart of Chicago Environmental Justice Group

Christine Escobar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

What kind of world will we leave behind for our children? What can we as parents do to ensure our children do not suffer the health effects of dangerous air quality and industry and government negligence?