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Environmental Justice in Little Village Update
These last few weeks have been chalk full of events and great success in the Clean Power Campaign. The Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) would like to share with you some of what’s been happening:
On Jan. 25th, Climate Justice Campaign Leaders and Volunteers spent the evening with Larry Gibson, Appalachian Storyteller, Rabble-Rouser and Activist fighting Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. Larry Gibson has been fighting for his mountain and calling for an end to the destruction of the Appalachian Mountains through Mountaintop Removal (MTR) coal mining for more than the last twenty years. He encourage local leaders and volunteers to continue the struggle locally to shut down the Crawford Plant and Midwest Generations fleet and continue to support ending MTR.
On Mon. Feb. 14th LVEJO’s Climate Justice Campaign joined the Clean Power Coalition in a press conference and Ad-Hoc hearing at City Hall. The Press Conference was a great success with Supporting Alderman and Organizations speaking along with a Moment of Silence and Alter created by LVEJO and RAN Leaders and volunteers, to honor those who have died of Respiratory Illnesses aggravated by the pollution of the Coal Power Plants in Chicago.
The Ad-Hoc hearing was a great show of support from Chicago-ans who spoke in support of the ordinance and the need for the Health and Environmental Committees to host the hearing for the ordinance to move forward.