Activists Paint "Quit Coal" On Chicago Coal Plant Smokestack
Public outcry against Chicago's two toxic coal plants continues to mount. Last month, we covered the "occupation" of the plants in the Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods by environmental justice and public health advocates. And yesterday, activists flying the Greenpeace banner climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk plant and painted "Quit Coal" on it.
It's an impressive image, and one that made Bill McKibben's day.
Here's some pretty amazing time-lapse video of the activists painting the stack.
The eight activists will be charged with felonies. But isn't the real crime here the longstanding poisoning of the lower income, disadvantaged communities that neighbor these coal burning plants?