Community Members Demand Edison International Quit Coal and Move to a Clean Energy Future!

COMMUNITY MEMBERS DEMAND EDISON INTERNATIONAL QUIT COAL … AND MOVE TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE!

Hundreds of Chicago residents joined by Greenpeace International Director Kumi Naidoo and
Community leaders from Pilsen and Little Village for rally and march at the Fisk Coal plant

WHO:
Hundreds of Chicago community members in front of the Fisk coal plant
Members of Chicago’s Clean Power Coalition
Kumi Naidoo, Executive Director of Greenpeace International
Community leaders from PERRO, Pilsen Alliance and LVEJO

WHAT:
Roll Beyond Coal rally and march

WHEN AND WHERE
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Meet at Daley Plaza at 11:00 am to bike to Dvorak Park in Pilsen (corner of Cermak and May)
Rally begin at 12:30 pm in Dvorak Park, near Fisk coal plant

WHY:
As part of an International Day of Climate Action, Chicago’s Roll Beyond Coal rally and march will bring people together from across the city, to demand an end to the toxic pollution the Fisk and Crawford coal plants. This is the third such event at Fisk in three years.

Edison International’s Fisk and Crawford coal plants are two of the oldest and dirtiest in the United States. Numerous studies have reported that the coal plants are responsible for asthma attacks, heart disease, hospital visits and premature deaths. For a decade, community groups from Chicago have been calling on Edison International to retire the coal plants. For the past two years, Chicago’s Clean Power Coalition, made up of 60 community organizations, has organized thousands of Chicago residents to demand pollution from the plants is drastically reduced or they are retired.

Kumi Naidoo, the Director of Greenpeace International, is coming to Chicago to put an international spotlight on the Chicago coal fight!

For more information, contact:
Edyta Sitko, esitko@greenpeace.org, (812) 219-4644
Dave Kraft, neis@neis.org, (773) 342-7650

Or visit: http://www.climateactionchicago.org

EJC is a founding member of the Chicago Clean Power Coalition

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