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PERRO and Greenpeace announce the Chicago premiere of “Monsters” (food, drinks & DVD included!)

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR TONIGHT FRIDAY AUG. 30. TICKETS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ONLINE.

Monsters viewing.PERRO and Greenpeace announce the Chicago premiere of “Monsters,” a documentary about the fight to close Chicago’s coal-fired power plants.

Friday Aug 30 at 8PM. National Museum of Mexican Art (1852 W 19th St  Chicago, IL 60608)

Tickets to support the work of PERRO are $30 (tickets include food and drink and a DVD of the movie!!).

 

PERRO Leaves H. Kramer management a gift: buckets of polluted soil on their doorstep…

On Saturday, PERRO was joined by members of Rising Tide Chicago (RTC) for an action outside the H. Kramer and Company brass smelter located at 1345 West 21st Street, in the heart of the Pilsen community. The rally was held not only to highlight the fact that H. Kramer is the neighborhood’s number one source of lead pollution, but to also draw attention to the fact that while thousands were protesting NATO in Chicago this past weekend, much of H. Kramer’s profits come from its sales to the Defense Department. H. Kramer has been a supplier to the Department of Defense receiving over $8 million in contracts between 2000-2011.

Here is a brief video of the action…

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PERRO begins community dialogue on the future of the Fisk coal plant site…

Public Forum of the Future of the Fisk Coal Plant
Thursday, March 22nd
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Lozano Library – 1805 South Loomis St.

By now all of you probably know that we have achieved a great victory here in Pilsen. For 109 years, the Fisk coal fired power plant has poisoned the residents of our community. The pollution from Fisk has been responsible for untold thousands of cases of respiratory and cardiovascular illness and shortened life spans. But as of next December, this health crisis will finally come to an end. Midwest Generation has reached an agreement with local community organizations, the Chicago Clean Power Coalition, and the City of Chicago to retire the Fisk plant by Dec. 31st 2012.

Below is a clip from Telemundo featuring PERRO member Claudia Lucero talking about the future of the Fisk site…

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It’s Been a Long Campaign – but the Plants will now Close!

Below are just a sample of photos and video from PERRO’s involvement in the long campaign to end the pollution from Chicago coal-fired power plants.

If you have any photos or videos from this campaign, please feel free to share them with us at dorian@pilsenperro.org and we will add them to this page!

2011-2012
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