Posts Tagged with "crawford"

Bank Of America Sponsors Marathon That Runs Past Chicago’s Dirtiest Coal Plant, Which Also Happens To Be Funded By Bank Of America

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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Bank Of America Sponsors Marathon That Runs Past Chicago’s Dirtiest Coal Plant, Which Also Happens To Be Funded By Bank Of America

Sponsoring local community events is a tried and true PR maneuver for corporate polluters who otherwise would find it hard to get much sympathy from the communities they’re poisoning. Bank of America may not be directly involved in business operations that cause pollution, but it is certainly bankrolling them. And so it seems the Bank [...]

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Old Coal Plants Like Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Are Stopping The American Renewal

Friday, July 22, 2011

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Old Coal Plants Like Chicago’s Fisk and Crawford Are Stopping The American Renewal

The US is facing an incredible amount of challenges: rising health care costs, crumbling infrastructure from coast to coast, and a stumbling economy, leaving millions out of work. In Chicago, the Crawford plant in Little Village, and the Fisk plant in Pilsen, both owned by Midwest Generation, bring the problems of public health, the economy, [...]

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Why Going to Jail for Climate Justice Is More Than a Responsibility: A Closer Look at Our Movement’s Tactics

This is a guest post by Peter Hoy of Chicago, IL. It originally appeared on WeArePowershift.org. Washington, D.C., for better or worse, always feels like a losing battle. I am educated enough to know that our politics are polluted by corporate money. I have lobbied enough to know that even congressional allies will say the [...]

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