24 May '11, 2pm

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Image courtesy of Greenpeace USA LIVE CHAT WITH THE ACTIVISTS AT 1:30 EST Greenpeace activists have climbed one of the nation's oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants, the Fisk Generating Station, in the heart of Chicago, IL. As a part of the renowned green group's Quit Coal campaign , the action is intended to draw attention to the immense damage the plant inflicts upon the local community: According to the Clean Air Task Force , the Fisk plant is responsible for killing 15 Chicago residents a year, it afflicts thousands more with respiratory illnesses, and has cost the city over $1 billion in health care costs since 2002. I'm on the scene, reporting on the event as it unfolds. I'll be updating this post throughout the day, and at 1:30 pm EST, we'll chat via streaming video with the activists themselves -- and you're welcome to participate.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/greenpeace-activi...

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