20 Apr '11, 3pm

@RisingTideNA activists occupy #Chicago coal plant to demand complete shutdown. @NaomiAKlein @DemocracyNow @billmckibben

Six Local Activists Hang Banner Atop 20-Foot Coal Pile Little Village, Chicago— At 10:00am today, six activists with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), Rising Tide North America, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and the Backbone Campaign climbed the fence to Midwest Generation’s controversial Crawford coal plant in Little Village. The activists unfurled a 7’ x 30’ banner atop a 20-foot tall sprawling coal pile that feeds the power plant, which reads: “Close Chicago’s Toxic Coal Plants.” The groups are demanding the closure of the plant just one day before the much-anticipated Clean Power Ordinance hearing, which could force the plant to undergo major modifications to upgrade its pollution controls. The activists intend to stand their ground until police arrest them. LVEJO, Rising Tide and RAN Chicago are calling for the closure of Chicago’s two t...

Full article: http://ran.org/content/community-calls-shutdown-chicago%E...

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