Coal-Fire Energy Goes to Court | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Eight Forty-Eight

Coal-Fire Energy Goes to Court

A couple of the oldest and most prominent coal plants are located in the heart of Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods. Public health and environment advocates say the Crawford and Fisk Generating Stations and others like them produce emissions that might be responsible for increased rates of heart disease and cancer. Because the plants are old, they are mostly exempt from the Clean Air Act's pollution guidelines. Henry Henderson, the director of the Midwest program of the Natural Resources Defense Council, recently sued the parent company of the Fisk station and he tells us more about what's ahead.

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.