Posts Tagged with "Midwest Generation"

Huge Victory in Chicago

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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Huge Victory in Chicago

I just got word today that the City of Chicago has struck a deal with Midwest Generation and plans to close its two dirty coal-fired power plants: the Fisk plant by December and the Crawford plant by the end of 2014. This is a tremendous victory for the communities that have been fighting for clean [...]

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Greetings From The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo!

Friday, October 7, 2011

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Greetings From The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo!

Greetings from the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Health & Fitness Expo! I’m here manning a booth with RAN Chicago volunteers to get the word out about Bank of America’s financing of the filthiest polluting coal plants in Chicago. That’s right, when 45,000 runners join the Bank of America-funded Chicago marathon this weekend, the route [...]

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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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The Chicago 6 Are Free!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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The Chicago 6 Are Free!

All six of the activists arrested yesterday at the Crawford coal plant have been released from police custody and are safe and sound — and hopefully resting! While actions can seem glamorous and fun — and they sometimes are — we often forget that sitting and waiting for people to be processed and released from [...]

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Chicago Activists Occupy Local Coal Plant

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Chicago Activists Occupy Local Coal Plant

This morning six local activists from Chicago climbed over a fence at the Crawford coal plant, scaled a mountain of coal, and unfurled a huge 7′ x 30′ banner reading “Close Chicago’s Toxic Coal Plants.” The toxic Crawford plant operates in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago and is surrounded on all sides by homes, [...]

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