Fighting Coal-Fired Power

Chicago magazine | April 2011

When I wrote this story for Chicago mag in late 2010, about a community activist fighting to close coal-fired power plants on the edge of her primarily Latinx neighborhood, it was the first time I’d heard the term “climate justice.” A decade later, with our ongoing refusal to acknowledge the dangers of coal emissions on our communities, especially the communities of color in which these plants are often located, I think about Kimberly Wasserman and all those who are working toward a cleaner future—which is to say, a future. Read the story on the magazine’s website.