We’ve collected thousands of signatures on petitions that ask Chicago Mayor Emanuel to act now to reduce pollution from Fisk and Crawford or retire these two coal plants which are located in two of Chicago’s most densely populated communities. These plants spew soot pollution that causes respiratory diseases and leads to 42 premature deaths each year. They also emit nearly 5 million tons of carbon dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas. This global warming pollution is equivalent to that sent from the tailpipes of nearly 1 million cars!
Have you signed it yet? Click to add your name, and then forward the link to others. But do so right away, because they will be delivered to City Hall next Tuesday.
If you live in Chicago, can you help us tell Mayor Emanuel that it’s time to pass the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance?
What: Human billboard and petition delivery
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011: 8:00 am billboard; 9:00 am press conference; and 9:30 am petition delivery
Where: Gather outside City Hall (121 N. LaSalle) at 8:00 am where signs will be distributed for creating the billboard (directions provided).
We expect this event to receive good media coverage, which will show Mayor Emanuel how much public support there is for the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance. Please RSVP to let us know you are coming!
Questions? Contact Pam Richart, Eco-Justice Collaborative
Eco-Justice Collaborative is a founding member of the Chicago Clean Power Coalition, formed to bring about a clean energy future for Chicago. The current campaign is focused on reducing pollution or retiring Chicago’s coal plants. Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports this goal, and 35 out of 50 Chicago Aldermen have cosponsored the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance, drafted to force Midwest Generation, the owner and operator of these plants, to act.