27 May '11, 4pm

Chicago Builds Momentum for Moving Beyond Coal

Chicago Builds Momentum for Moving Beyond Coal Photo credit: Takver /Creative Commons Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to attend the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Chicago on its proposed mercury and air toxics safeguards. Hundreds of people turned out to support EPA and these safeguards against the toxins spewed out by coal plants—toxins that adversely affect public health. The number of concerned citizens inspired me—from the moms pushing their children in a "stroller brigade" outside the hearing, to the people of all backgrounds testifying about why EPA must protect Americans from mercury and other air toxics . Even a busload of middle school students showed up to testify—it was great to see them so excited to deliver the testimony they'd been practicing. But it was Rose Gomez in particular who caught my eye. The Chicagoan is very active in th...

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