chicago will soon be a coal free city
@1 year ago with 10 notes
#nice things happen sometimes #chicago #coal free
Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of Edison International, has committed to shut down the Fisk plant in Pilsen later this year and the Crawford plant in Little Village in 2014.
For more than 10 years, ELPC’s team helped lead the successful legal and strategic policy advocacy campaign with our colleagues to shut down these old, highly polluting plants. This effort has included litigation in federal court and before the Illinois Pollution Control Board and active participation and leadership in the Chicago Clean Power Coalition, a ground-breaking grassroots campaign to make Chicago coal-free. Thousands of Chicago residents called on government officials and Midwest Generation to shut down the Fisk and Crawford coal plants – and this week they finally listened.
Another win for Environmental Law and Policy Center. Great org to intern for.
ELPC has also been fighting for high speed rail.
Yay! I have a house of friends in Bridgeport that have been working on this for a while (with many other fine humans). Good work Chicago.