29 Feb '12, 5pm

Coal Clunkers Closing: Public Pressure Finally Shutters Chicago’s Notorious Fisk and Crawford Plants

CHICAGO (February 29, 2012) – A deal this morning to close the Fisk and Crawford Generating Stations in Chicago brings a final chapter to one of the nation’s most noted environmental justice stories. The two nearly century-old coal plants have been magnets of controversy for decades because they lack many basic modern pollution controls despite sitting in the midst of some of the city’s densest neighborhoods. The closure stands as a significant victory for the Clean Power Coalition, a large group of community, health and environmental groups that have long been pushing for closure of Chicago’s dangerous coal plants. With membership in the Clean Power Coalition and active litigation against Fisk and Crawford, the Natural Resources Defense Council has been engaged in the push to mothball Chicago’s coal plants. More information on the closure is available from the Chicago Cle...

Full article: http://www.nrdc.org/media/2012/120229.asp

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