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An ordinance that will effectively shut down Chicago’s two urban coal plants will be reintroduced at the city council today.

Alderman Danny Solis and Joe Moore announced this morning that the Clean Power Ordinance, which would require major pollution reductions at the Crawford and Fisk power plants, now has 31 co-sponsors, well beyond the 26 votes it needs to pass.

Reporter Kari Lydersen is covering the meeting — check back later today for updates.

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.