Activists Paint "Quit Coal" On Chicago Coal Plant Smokestack

Check out this remarkable time-lapse video of activists painting "Quit Coal" on a Chicago 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?

via Jason S Campbell / Twitter

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Prager used the discussion to make the point that people are allowed to use anti-Jewish slurs but cannot use the N-word because "the Left" controls American culture.

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