Join Us at a Candlelight Vigil, Fisk Coal-Fired Power Plant
1111 W. Cermak Road, Chicago
Stop the 40+ deaths per year from Pollution!
P.E.R.R.O (the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization) along with residents and other groups, will hold a candlelight vigil outside the Fisk coal-fired power plant in Pilsen (at 1111 W. Cermak Rd.) The vigil is being held in honor of the over 40 people per year that die prematurely due to the pollution that comes from the Fisk and Crawford plants in Chicago. Candles will be provided if you do not have your own.
The vigil is also a call to “Green” Mayor Daley to support using Chicago’s power of “home rule” to clean up Chicago’s coal-fired power plants (which he currently does not).
In February of 2003 Chicago residents that live closest to the two plants, residents in Pilsen and Little Village, voted 90% in favor of passing the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance in an advisory referendum that appeared on the ballot.
For more background information, go to http://pilsenperro.org/coalpower.htm Photos from previous vigils are available here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37928008@N05/sets/72157617557873256/show/