13 May '11, 1pm

Will a New Mayor Shake Up Chicago’s Green Scene?

Will a New Mayor Shake Up Chicago’s Green Scene?

Chicago's skyline and one of its best known environmental assets: Lake Michigan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Jtrost Chicago environmentalists expect big things from Rahm Emanuel, who takes the city reins next week from longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley. While Daley is credited with an impressive green legacy – from cleaning up brownfields and beautifying the city to embracing bicycle commuting and energy efficient development – eco advocates have a laundry list of issues for the new mayor to address. Earth911 spoke with several Chicago environmental leaders and from their green wishlist emerged several sweeping goals as well as specific strategies. Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff, takes office at City Hall Monday. Photo: .Gov Top of mind for many is the continued operation of two coal-fired power plants blamed for polluting surrounding ...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2011/05/13/rahm-emanuel-environm...

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