Rachel's Democracy & Health News #867 [Printer-friendly version] August 10, 2006 CHICAGO RESIDENTS ARE MOBILIZING -- AND YOU'RE INVITED [Rachel's introduction: Chicago is home to two coal burning power plants and Illinois is home to 25. Their pollution pumps mercury, soot and smog into the air, causing asthma and brain damage to thousands of children. Now residents are organizing to fight back. Join up!] By Tim Montague Please join the Chicago Clean Power Coalition for a town-hall style meeting to learn what you can do to make Chicago and Illinois a more livable and healthy place to live, work and play. Please come to our next bi-weekly meeting on Chicago's near south side. When: Wednesday, August 23, 2006; Where: 2856 S. Millard Ave Chicago IL 60623-4550 (held at the offices of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization; tel. 773.762.6991). For more information http://www.ChicagoCleanPower.org or contact Tim Montague: firstname.lastname@example.org Did you know... Chicago is home to two coal burning power plants. Their pollution pumps mercury, soot and smog into our city's air just a few miles southwest of the downtown, causing asthma and brain damage to thousands of children in the Chicago area. The agreement reached between the coal power industry (Ameren) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, announced on August 1st 2006, is a significant setback for improving our state's polluted air from dirty coal power plants. Organized action by residents is needed now to take back our right to healthy air.