Thursday, March 01, 2012

Rahm Emanuel shuts down 2 Chicago century old coal burning electricity plants - 1000's to lose their jobs

Then Rahm pays the illegal beaners in Pilsen to celebrate the closing of these plants..The illegals never liked these plants because THEY DON'T HIRE ILLEGALS...So in one of the worse economies in a long time...Chicago celebrates people losing their jobs!

Residents of Pilsen and Little Village celebrated a victorious end to their long fight for cleaner air on Thursday, exultant over the deal that will shut down two coal-fired power plants that have for years been unwelcome neighbors.

"Ain't no power like the power of the people," chanted about 80 people who gathered Thursday morning at Dvorak Park near the Fisk power plant in Chicago's Pilsen community.

Under a deal announced Wednesday between the city and the plants' owner, Midwest Generation, the Fisk plant will close by the end of this year and the Crawford plant in Little Village will shut down by the end of 2014.

"It's good to know that when people unite, they will be heard," said Leila Mendez, 54, a member of the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, one of several groups that worked to raise awareness about the harmful toxins spewed by the plants' smokestacks. "Words cannot describe how I feel."

Chicago is the only major city in the nation that still has coal-burning plants operating within its borders. The plants, built in the early 1900s, are two of the oldest in the U.S., and previous plans called for them to be shut down in 2015 and 2018. Pressure from residents and city officials, along with competition from cleaner energy sources, led Midwest Generation to accelerate the closings.

As a result of Wednesday's agreement, activist groups, including the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and the Sierra Club, will drop their lawsuit against the power company.

The agreement also provides for a community advisory council made up of residents, activists and Midwest Generation representatives that will develop a plan to clean up and sell the property where the plants sit, said Faith Bugel, a senior attorney at the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

According to a 2010 Clean Air Task Force study, the two plants are responsible for about 42 premature deaths, 720 asthma attacks and 66 heart attacks. A 2010 National Research Council report said the plants lead to about $127 million in hidden health costs per year.

Margarita Bravo, 49, a member of the Pilsen Alliance who has been protesting the plants for a year, said her nephew Gumaro Martinez, 13, has had asthma since he was 4 months old.

"We're happy that they're finally going to close (the plants)," Bravo said. "Too many people have been affected by them."

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stop insulting Hitler.

A. Nonymous said...

We won't need coal anymore comrade dear leader recommends algae and the glow from his halo to power the economy. Just some more things the Chicago Jesus promised on the magic hopey changey tour but no one was listening and chose to drink the kool aid. Were well on our way to third world shithole status. A second term for bammy will be the end of America.

Anonymous said...

Well, I Say That Ms. Bravo Should Have Cleaned Up All The Cockroach Dust In Her House And Then Maybe Her Nephew Might Not Have Asthma.

Anonymous said...

All those power plant guys wont find another 30hour jobs with pensions.

Anonymous said...

This guy rahm has 1 term quit fucking up the country you asswipe!

Anonymous said...

Wonder if the lights will dim in City Hall if a brownout should hit...

Anonymous said...

wait till their comed bills go up, rahm will give them subsidies.

Anonymous said...

These plants will be reopened in a few years doing the same thing except it will employ $8 an hr filthy spics!! Who the fuck do these welfare sucking smelly fucks think they are. Send these cock suckers back and the way to do that is vote republican!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice. So when your fucking utility bills rise by three hundred a month what are you going to do? Idiots.

Anonymous said...

Do not question the great Rham,democrats always know what is best for the serfs.

Anonymous said...

Meade Electric had a hundred guys in there working last year, what the fuck for? Literally millions were spent, why?

Anonymous said...

So, after they close these plants, where's the power gonna come from?

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

We don't need coal, we now have Skittle-shitting unicorns.

Mt Greenwood Hillbilly said...

...and hope.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a cadre of illegals can wield so much power. I'm ready to pack my bags and move to Europe. This state sucks ass. I'm ready to surround myself with white people.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry that liheap program will help pay the utility bills as those welfare breeders sit in their house all day with the heat set at 80 degrees while they wait for their government check to arrive

Cyhugo said...

Nowhere does the Rahmfather say where we will get the electricity to replace what we will lose by the closings. Will this mean brownouts will people with respatory problems suffer from no air conditioning or is the Tooth Fairy going to replace it

Anonymous said...

None of these assholes realize that if it wasn't for coal plants they would have very few options to charge that Chevy Volt they believe is so GREEN and pollution free.

We all believe what we want to believe.

Ok one more time "IT's FOR THE CHILDREN!"

Anonymous said...

Maybe...just maybe....the problems may be coming from the hundreds of tons of the citys garbage that has been dumped on a daily basis at 3400 s Lawndale Ave..which happens to be exactly next door to ComEd...

Anonymous said...

The economy is turing around,believe!!

Anonymous said...

Latinos don't use electric, shoes refrigerators of course.
Stupid third world idiots ruining our country.

The real enviornmental threat in Pilsen comes from
rats and bulletts.

Anonymous said...

make sure you protect him well at the coming summit. get those hippies! carbon tax ,global warming, Hail Obama! CPD idiots

Anonymous said...

Illinois has an underground supply of coal that could provide us with energy for the next 200 years or more.

It's time to re-think solar and wind power folks!

I Voted For Obama said...

Leila Mendez voted for Obama, then told him that when people unite, they will be heard. Obama said "huh"?

I Voted For Obama said...

Leila Mendez voted for Obama, then told him that when people unite, they will be heard. Obama said "huh"?

Anonymous said...

Like most liberal ideas, the problem comes later. Right now, the economy is shit and the population in Illinois is stagnant. Once the economy picks up, 2 or 3 years from now, AFTER Obama is out of office, Maria will turn on the lights and caraho! The pinche lights don't come on? They're not building any replacement power plants, where oh where will the electricity come from?

These fucking liberals hate everything that makes life a bit easier for us. They live in the lap of luxury, reaping all the benefit of those things that capitalism makes possible but they don't want you to share in the wealth. We're going to have rolling blackouts and no one will remember why it's happening.

Anonymous said...

I have an idea for an alternative fuel source.

Anonymous said...

In WWII, squadrons of B-24s had to fly across the Atlantic to accomplish what Rahm and Obammy did with the swipe of a pen.
They targeted the power plants and factories.

We are at war, and we are being attacked from within.

PEOPLE WAKE UP!!!!!!!

These motherfuckers need to be stopped.