For years, Midwest Generation, a subsidiary of Edison International, has operated old, dirty coal-fired power plants in the city of Chicago. The Fisk and Crawford plants are responsible for an unacceptable amount of hardship on the local community.
In fact, pollution from the Fisk and Crawford plants prematurely kills 42 people every year. That human cost is paid entirely by the communities who live in the shadows of these two aging plants. You won’t find it on Edison International’s bottom-line.
But the community is fighting back. And the Change.org community has an important and urgent role to play in supporting them.
Edison International is a national company and is part of a broader industry that affects all of us. They need to hear the message not just from community activists, but from the American public.
I’m writing to let you know that I support the thousands of Chicago residents who are standing up to you and fighting for clean air and healthy communities. Your short-term profit is not worth human lives.
Shut down the Fisk and Crawford plants by 2013. The whole country is watching.