Watch our new "Moving Illinois Beyond Coal" Video!
Illinois Chapter Jack Darin discusses our recent wins in Illinois to move beyond coal and to clean energy!
For over 90 years the Waukegan coal plant has polluted the air of water of Lake County and Lake Michigan. Currently owned and operated by Midwest Generation, the coal plant is largest emitter of sulfur dioxide and mercury in the entire county according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Local residents and organizations are joining forces to build a clean energy future for Lake County and asking Midwest Generation to set a reasonable retirement date and transition for the Waukegan coal plant.
Sierra Club- Woods and Wetlands Group of Lake County
Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago
Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish of Waukegan
Exchange Club of North Chicago
St. Martin de Porres High School of Waukegan
League of Women Voters of Lake County
NAACP- Lake County Branch
and many others!
Take Action: Sign the petition to Move Lake County Beyond Coal
Victory for Chicago Community Energy Choice Campaign!
In last Tuesday's election, Chicago voters passed a proposal to allow the city to negotiate for better electricity prices on behalf of residential customers and small businesses. The city is one of hundreds of Illinois communities participating in so-called electricity aggregation and is by far the largest city in the nation to attempt such a large bulk purchase for electricity.
Illinois Beyond Coal, in coordination with the Clean Power Coalition,