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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.

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...

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.