Media Coverage

Numerous local, regional and national media outlets have covered the Clean Power Lake County Campaign:


August 28, 2017, Daily Herald: Lake County Leaders Pledge to Tackle Climate Change

August 25, 2017, Lake County News-Sun: Lake County Chairman Sets Goals to Address Climate Change, Urges Retiring Waukegan Coal Plant

August 2, 2017, HuffPost: Scott Pruitt Must Not Delay Critical Water Toxics Standards For Coal Plants

August 1, 2017, Midwest Energy News: Illinois Advocates Urge EPA Not to Roll Back Coal Ash Regulation

July 31, 2017, Think Progress: Clean Water Advocates Tell Trump Administration to ‘Stop Pandering to Polluters’

July 3, 2017, Lake County News-Sun: Protests Held Along Lake Michigan Shoreline to Support Great Lakes Funding

June 22, 2017, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan Mayor Says He Plans to Sign On to Paris Agreement 

June 20, 2017, Lake County News-Sun: Energy Options Discussed at Town Hall 

June 14, 2017, Pacific Standard: Inside the Struggle for Clean Energy in Waukegan, Illinois

June 9, 2017, NPR/Latino USA: The Waukegan Way: Hardscrabble Politics and Clean Energy in Illinois

May 21, 2017, Lake County News-Sun: Despite Trump, Waukegan Residents Push Schneider From the Left at Town Hall

May 18, 2017, NPR Illinois: Illinois Issues: State Marches Toward Clean Energy

May 16, 2017, Lake County News-Sun: Clean Power Advocates Challenge Cunningham at New Mayor’s First Full Meeting

May 2, 2017, Deerfield Review/Lake County News-Sun: Clean Power Lake County Members March for Climate Action on Trump’s 100th Day in Office 

March 2, 2017, Daily Herald: Environmental Film Festival Opens Saturday in Lake County 

February 28, 2017, Daily Herald: March 4-11: One Earth Film Festival Comes to Lake County

February 27, 2017, Daily Herald: One Earth Film Festival Showcases Community-based Conservation Stories in 5 Films

February 24, 2017, Deerfield Review/Lake County News-Sun: One Earth Film Festival Showcases Community-Based Conservation Stories in 5 Films


December 15, 2016, The Years Blog: Winning on Clean Energy, and What Comes Next in Waukegan 

December 14, 2016, Latin Times: Years of Living Dangerously: America Ferrera Shares Important Facts on Global Warming in New Episode 

December 14, 2016, Refinery29: America Ferrera on One Reason Living Under Trump Is “Terrifying”

December 14, 2016, America Ferrera Shares Heartbreaking Climate Change Story in ‘Years Of Living Dangerously’ Episode

December 14, 2016, WGN Radio: Clean Power Lake County Campaign in Waukegan 

December 13, 2016, Daily Kos: Wednesday Night TV: Beyond Coal in the National Spotlight

December 13, 2016, Green Biz: The Human Stories Behind the ‘Coal Wars’

December 12, 2016, Daily North Shore: League Says: Watch ‘Years of Living …

December 12, 2016: SJNN (Social Justice News Nexus): Waukegan Environmentalists Celebrate Passage of Illinois Clean Energy Bill

December 6, 2016, Chicago Tribune/News-Sun: Emmy Award-Winning National Geographic Series Focuses National Attention on Waukegan

December 2, 2016, Chicago Tribune/News-Sun: When America Ferrera Met Waukegan

December 1, 2016, Years of Living Dangerously: America Ferrera and Coal Wars (video trailer)

December 1, 2016, Sierra Club: Sierra Club Statement on Illinois Energy Bill SB 2814

August 27, 2016, Chicago Tribune/News-Sun: Residents Impacted by NRG Coal Plant Affirm Positive Vision for a Cleaner Waukegan

August 9, 2016, CAN-TV: Clean Energy Incentive Program Rally (video)

August 3, 2016, Chicago Tribune/News-Sun: Waukegan Residents Join Hundreds in Chicago for Clean Energy Rally and EPA Hearing

June 20, 2016, Daily Herald: June Workshops Give Lake County Residents a Chance to Help Develop ON TO 2050 Regional Planning Goals

June 19, 2016, Chicago Tribune: June Workshops Give Lake County Residents a Chance to Help Develop ON TO 2050 Regional Planning Goals

June 15, 2016, Chicago Reader:  Illinois Coal’s Last Stand

May 27, 2016, Chicago Tribune: Community Members Push for Stronger Regulations on Coal-Ash Ponds

May 1, 2016, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan Residents Join Hundreds in Springfield for Earth Day Rally

April 1, 2016, Lake County News-Sun: Debate Over Future of Waukegan’s Lakefront Coal Plant Continues

March 23, 2016, Chicago Tonight (WTTW-11): Activists Call for Closure of Waukegan Coal-Fired Power Plant

March 14, 2016, The Atlantic/CityLab: Why the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Is Investigating the EPA

March 11, 2016, Utility Dive: Civil Rights Hearing Focuses on Illinois Coal Plant

March 10, 2016, Midwest Energy News: Civil Rights Investigation Probes Environmental Justice in Illinois

March 9, 2016, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan Not Only Draws Celebrities, It Produces Them

February 5, 2016, Center for Public Integrity: Residents of Minority Communities Decry Dumping of Toxic Coal Ash

January 21, 2016, Lake County News-Sun: Poll: Waukegan Residents Want Transition From Coal to Clean Energy

January 14, 2016, Progress Illinois: EPA Climate Regs to be ‘Big Fight’ in State Legislatures This Year 


December 17, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Despite Protests, Waukegan Power Plant to Burn Coal Indefinitely

December 12, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan Residents Deliver 2,082 Petitions to City Council Demanding Forward-Looking Plan for NRG Coal Plant Site

November 16, 2015: Waukegan Faith Leaders Head Dia de los Muertos March and Vigil for People Impacted by NRG Energy’s Coal Plant

November 14, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan Faith Leaders Head Dia de los Muertos March and Vigil for People Impacted by NRG Energy’s Coal Plant

November 3, 2015, Puro Futbol: Hacen Vigilia por Aire limpio (They Vigil for Clean Air)

November 1, 2015, Univision Chicago: Protestas por Contaminación en Waukegan

October 30, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan Faith Leaders to Hold Dia de los Muertos March and Vigil for People Impacted by NRG Energy’s Coal Plant 

September 6, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Environmentalists, Waukegan Coal Plant Clash Over 9-year-old Permit Issue

August 29, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Clean Power Lake County Campaign Hosts Second Annual Beach Cleanup in Waukegan 

August 10, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Obama’s Clean Power Plan Finds Support Along Lake County Lakefront

July 28, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Residents From Waukegan and Lake County Urge City of Waukegan to Include Long-Term Plan for NRG Coal Plant in Its Lakefront Plan

April 23, 2015, Daily Herald: Waukegan and Lake County Community Members Join Hundreds in Springfield for Clean Energy and Climate Action on Earth Day

April 22, 2015, Lake County News-Sun: Waukegan and Lake County Community Members Join Hundreds in Springfield for Clean Energy and Climate Action on Earth Day

April 16, 2015, Daily Herald: Clean Jobs Bill Has Potential to Create 32,000 New Jobs in Illinois

April 13, 2015, Lake County News-SunClean Jobs Bill Has Potential to Create 32,000 New Jobs in Illinois

April 7, 2015, Daily Herald: Clean Jobs Forum 2015 focuses on economic opportunity for Lake County

March 31, 2015, Lake County News-SunClean Jobs Forum 2015 Focuses on Economic Opportunity for Lake County

February 20, 2015, Progress Illinois: Groups Allowed to Expand Coal Ash Lawsuit Against NRG Energy


December 30, 2014, Lake County News-SunNew EPA Coal-Ash Rules Draw Mixed Reactions Related to Waukegan Plant

October 23, 2014, Lake County News-SunVolunteers Make Waukegan Beach Cleanest ‘It’s Been in Years’

October 22, 2014, Lake County News-SunNRG Coal Plant Plan Seems Depressingly Familiar for Waukegan

October 17, 2014, Lake County News-SunNRG Moves on With Waukegan Coal-Plant Upgrade

October 10, 2014, The Planet (Sierra Club blog)Hands Across the Sands in Waukegan

September 29, 2014, Lake County News-Sun: Clean Power Demanded at Waukegan Plant

August 7, 2014, Chicago Tribune: Environmentalists Say NRG Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

July 10, 2014, Lake County News-SunLake County Lawmakers Ask Energy Company for Waukegan Coal Plant Answers

July 1, 2014, Lake County News-Sun: Demonstrators Call for Clean Energy Change at Waukegan Coal Plant

July 1, 2014, Progress IllinoisLake County Environmental Coalition Sends Petitions to NRG Energy Over Future Of Waukegan Coal Plant (video)

May 31, 2014, Al Jazeera AmericaWaukegan Generating Station Outdated (video broadcast)

May 16, 2014, Lake County News-SunIllinois Pollution Control Board Hearing Brings Cries Against Coal Ash

May 15, 2014, Medill News ServiceIllinois Residents Call for Stronger Regulation of Coal Ash Pits

May 14, 2014, Progress Illinois: Illinois Residents, Environmental Groups Sound the Alarm on Coal Ash Dangers

April 17, 2014, Medill News ServiceCalls for Action Dominate Lake County’s Clean Energy Forum

April 17, 2014, Medill News Service: Save Money, Fight Climate Change

April 16, 2014, Lake County News-Sun: Clean Energy Forum Urges Waukegan, North Chicago Residents to Act


November 15, 2013, Lake County Suburban LifeCoal Today, Coal Tomorrow? Residents Question Future of Waukegan Power Plant

April 26, 2013, Lake County News-Sun: Protesters Speak Out Against Coal Plant’s Upgrade Extension