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.
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After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard.
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.
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 ...
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...
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?
Beyond the hard results, countless factors enter into the electoral process to create lasting change in the way politics are conducted.
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.
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