Tuesday, March 20, 2012

gOOD Air, Bad aIR

This piece begins with assertations of pollution from a community activist web thingie (OK, 'site,' OK?):
The Crawford and Fisk coal-fired power plants are the two largest single sources of deadly particulate–forming air pollution in Chicago and contribute to the region’s violations of federal particulate pollution health standards.    (from... Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization- it was formed in 2004 to “make Pilsen a healthier place to live,” i.e. to fight pollution and stuff, in their neighborhood. They are currently celebrating their victory which is that the plants are going to close. They just have to wait another year or two for the company to pull it down. That, to repeat, is considered a victory.)

Here's my script of it:

The owners of the coal-burning generator near Pilsen may have been told,
“Sir, there is a problem side to this enterprise of yours.”
Perhaps the owners of the coal-burning plants might respond with:
“Just give us a few more years. We’ll close them down by 2014.”  
And so it goes.

(source): http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8562866

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