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Faces of Chicago's coal fight

Blog by Edyta Sitko | August 5, 2011

This is a guest blog by Luis Arriaga, a Greenpeace volunteer leader in Chicago. Growing up next to a state park was a blessing. I got to experience nature first hand, but there is something off about Silver Springs State Park. ...

Hundreds of Chicago residents joined by Greenpeace International Director Kumi Naidoo...

Blog by Edyta Sitko | September 27, 2011 1 comment

This weekend, as part of the 350.org International Day of Climate Action, Chicago’s Roll Beyond Coal rally and march brought people together from across the city to demand an end to the toxic pollution from the Fisk and Crawford coal...

Greenpeace activists end 26 hour occupation of Fisk Power plant

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | May 25, 2011 3 comments

Yesterday, eight Greenpeace activists climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk power plant in Chicago. From the stack, they demanded the owners shut down the dirty, dangerous Fisk and Crawford coal plants, and throughout the...

Greenpeace activists climb deadly smokestack at Fisk coal plant in Chicago

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 24, 2011 2 comments

Before dawn, eight Greenpeace activists climbed the 450 foot smokestack at the Fisk power plant in Chicago. From the stack, they demanded that the operators shut down the dirty, dangerous Fisk and Crawford coal plants. The Fisk...

Leila Mendez-Our Voice Was Heard

Video | March 1, 2012 at 16:46

Leila Mendez of the Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization reacts to the news of the closure of the Fisk coal plant.

How to Quit Coal in 30 Seconds (VIDEO)

Blog by Kelly Mitchell | May 26, 2011 2 comments

UPDATE: Yesterday eight peaceful protesters on Chicago’s Fisk Coal Plant painted the message “ Quit Coal ” on the 450-foot smokestack looming over the city’s Southside Pilsen neighborhood. The protesters are scheduled to appear in...

Locals Support Greenpeace Fisk "Quit Coal" Action (VIDEO)

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 25, 2011 1 comment

Thank you to Treehugger for releasing this great video about coal pollution in Chicago. Two of the nation's oldest coal plants still operate within Chicago city limits. Combined, those plants kill over 40 people a year and have...

Finishing the message in the clouds

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 25, 2011 1 comment

A team of Greenpeace activists hanging from an elevated platform begin a second day painting a message on the smokestack of the Fisk coal-fired power plant in Chicago, Illinois. The activists were getting their "Quit Coal" message...

People support the Greenpeace coal activists and Chicago communities

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 25, 2011

As the Greenpeace coal activists awake ontop of the 450-foot smokestack this morning, they'll be happy to hear about the overwhelming public support they're getting. People from all over the country are supporting an end to dirty...

Chicago coal action update

Blog by Michelle Frey | May 24, 2011 3 comments

UPDATE: we are now at over 11,000 emails sent to Ted Craver, CEO of Edison International. Add your voice right away! Greenpeace activists are still occupying the very top of the 450-foot smokestack at the Fisk power plant in...

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