As potential buyers for Midwest Generation’s defunct coal plant sites prepare to come before a Mayor-appointed task force, a local environmental group’s plans for an expansive riverwalk are beginning to seem unlikely.
Neighborhood and environmental activists are celebrating as Chicago’s last two coal-fired electricity plants enter a three-month decommissioning phase. But the closings are leaving dozens of Midwest Generation workers without a job.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.