Press Releases

The following press releases were issued by Clean Power Lake County or by the Sierra Club.


June 22, 2019: Polluting Industries Inflict Unfair Burdens on Waukegan’s Most Vulnerable Residents

February 28, 2019: Waukegan Leaders Show Support for Transformational Clean Energy Jobs Act


December 6, 2017: Lake County Board Chairman, Sierra Club and Partners Help Raise More Than $5,200 for Puerto Rico Hurricane Victims

August 26, 2017: Lake County Board Chairman Launches Climate Pledge With Sierra Club and Local Supporters

July 18, 2017: Clean Power Lake County Issues Statement on Waukegan City Council’s Adoption of Paris Climate Agreement

June 17, 2017: Future Energy Jobs Act Creates Opportunities for Clean Energy Development and Lake County Jobs 

May 15, 2017: Residents Urge Mayor Cunningham to Take Action to Transition Waukegan from Coal to Clean Energy

April 29, 2017: Clean Power Lake County Members March for Climate Action on Trump’s 100th Day in Office

February 24, 2017: One Earth Film Festival Showcases Community-Based Conservation Stories in 5 Films 


December 4, 2016: Emmy Award-Winning National Geographic Series Focuses National Attention on Waukegan

August 27, 2016: Clean Power Lake County Campaign Hosts Third Annual Beach Cleanup in Waukegan

August 3, 2016: Waukegan Residents Join Hundreds in Chicago for Clean Energy Rally and EPA Hearing

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

April 21, 2016: Waukegan Residents Join Hundreds in Springfield for Earth Day Rally

January 14, 2016: Poll: Waukegan Voters Overwhelmingly Support Lakefront Transition Plan TO Retire NRG’S Waukegan Coal Plant Sierra Club

January 14, 2016: Encuesta: Los Votantes de Waukegan Apoyan Abrumadoramente Plan de Transición Para Retirar la Planta Carbonera de NRG Sierra Club


December 7, 2015: Waukegan Residents Deliver 2,082 Petitions to City Council Demanding Forward-Looking Plan for NRG Coal Plant Site

November 1, 2015: Waukegan Faith Leaders Head Dia de los Muertos March and Vigil for People Impacted by NRG Energy’s Coal Plant

October 28, 2015: Waukegan Faith Leaders to Hold Dia de los Muertos March and Vigil for People Impacted by NRG Energy’s Coal Plant

September 2, 2015: 200 Lake County Residents Call for Stronger Protections From Waukegan Coal-Fired Power Plant at Air Pollution Hearing

August 23, 2015: Clean Power Lake County Campaign Hosts Second Annual Beach Cleanup in Waukegan

August 10, 2015: Lake County Leaders Gather to Celebrate President Obama’s Clean Power Plan 

July 27, 2015: Residents From Waukegan and Lake County Urge City of Waukegan to Include Long-Term Plan for NRG Coal Plant in Its Lakefront Plan

May 6, 2015: Residents From NRG Coal Communities Travel to NRG Energy Shareholders’ Meeting

April 30, 2015: Groups Appeal Water Pollution Permit for Waukegan Coal Plant on Lake Michigan

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

April 8, 2015: Clean Jobs Bill Has Potential to Create 32,000 New Jobs in Illinois

March 31, 2015: Clean Jobs Forum 2015 Focuses on Economic Opportunity for Lake County

February 20, 2015: Undisclosed Coal Ash Waste Sites Exposed at NRG Coal Plants in Illinois 


September 28, 2014: Over 100 Residents Join Clean Power Lake County Campaign for Beach Sweep and “Hands Across the Sand” Solidarity Event in Waukegan

July 10, 2014: Lake County Public Officials Send Letter to NRG Calling for Clean Energy Investments and Responsible Plan for Waukegan Coal Plant