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Will Guzzardi

PHOTOS: Students Protest Pilsen Polluters As EPA Condemns Air Quality

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

As spiking levels of lead and other pollutants choke the air in a residential community on Chicago's Near Southwest Side, residents continue to press ...

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...

Green Power or White Privilege?

Cali Slaughter | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

The struggle against Fisk and Crawford power plants has been ongoing for decades. Today the issue has effectively perked the ears of politicians. How influenced were they by the rapid gentrification of Pilsen?

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...

Will Chicago Aldermen Make Clean Energy History or Disappear Into Big Coal's Shadow Tomorrow?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.20.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Last week's fatal coal train wreck in Iowa was a tragic reminder of the stunning human and environmental cost of coal burning in the Windy City. That could all change on Thursday, April 21st.

Grassroots and Clean Air in Pilsen

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.19.2011 | Chicago
Cali Slaughter

What happens when exposure to lead emanates from a non-isolatable source, when it saturates your neighborhood through our most precious and fundamental compound -- the air we breathe?

Morfin: a Progressive Tug

Cali Slaughter | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Cali Slaughter

Beyond the hard results, countless factors enter into the electoral process to create lasting change in the way politics are conducted.

Local Lead: Pollution Around Chicago School Reminds Us What Is at Stake in DC's Clean Air Act Fight

Henry Henderson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

Removing the ability to enforce laws already on the books and funding cuts are all part of the playbook being employed to beat down the EPA right now. It is short-sighted, wrong-headed and stupid.

Chicago Power and Sweet Home: One Step Forward, One Step Back

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

Make no mistake about it: pollution from the ancient Fisk and Crawford coal-burning plants affects all of us in Chicago. Dirty air doesn't respect ward boundaries.