Over the past few days, the Chicago Tribune has taken an in-depth look at the pending closure of the Fisk and Crawford coal plants in Chicago. In the pieces, reporter Julie Wernau examines what the closures mean to the city, and the long effort to close the plants.
A couple key quotes:
“‘This marks a turning point from Chicago’s reliance on two highly polluting coal plants that use fuel from out of state to a cleaner energy future that’s less polluting and uses more Illinois wind and other clean resources,’ said Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center in Chicago. ” Read the story
“‘It was somewhat revolutionary to be able to attribute a certain number of deaths to a certain coal plant,” explained Faith Bugel, senior attorney with Chicago’s Environmental Law and Policy Center. Read the story