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.
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,