Slice of Life: Flowers Versus Fisk

The Fisk Generating Station pushes who-knows-what out of its smokestack in Pilsen while wildflowers along Chicago’s infamous Bubbly Creek clean the air.

If you’re the sort of person who believe what’s written in Wikipedia, the coal and kerosene burning plant at 1111 West Cermak Road is not obligated to follow air quality standards outlined in the Clean Air Act because of its age.

Author: Editor

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