Sierra Club has launched an ad campaign to raise public awareness about the health risks of Chicago's Fisk and Crawford coal-fired power plants. Ads in 100 CTA trains, newspapers, and a billboard all feature 6-year-old Peter Wasserman, who lives next to the Crawford coal plant in Little Village and is afflicted with asthma. The Sierra Club and local health and community groups have been calling on Mayor Emanuel to protect kids like Peter from asthma and other health problems caused by Chicago's polluting, outdated coal plants.
Chicago is the only major metropolitan area with not only one, but two polluting coal plants within the city limits. The Fisk and Crawford plants are located in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods. One in four Chicagoans live within a three-mile radius of these smokestacks. More people live near the polluting Fisk and Crawford plants than any other coal plants in the country.
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