There was a major clean air victory in Chicago this week. Advocates fought for more than a decade to close two of the oldest and dirtiest coal-fired plants.
This was also a significant win for the children of Chicago’s Latino community. Both plants are located near Latino neighborhoods.
Nationally, one in ten children suffer from asthma. During an asthma screening at a local school near the Fisk power plant, 20 children from the neighborhood were tested and 10 showed signs of asthma.
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Photo: Dominique Browning (from train coming into Chicago)