Seven years after the closure of the Crawford coal plant in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, the site is still a lightning rod for neighborhood activism and outrage.
The governor and legislature can’t agree on who ultimately controls $92 million in clean transportation money.
Citing poor air quality and environmental racism, residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
Community and clean air advocates are fighting to curb pollution and electrify trucks in a distribution center hub.
Stakeholders said cutting greenhouse gases from transportation will be more complex than power plants.