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Re: “Chicago Without Coal

Of course the coal plants are horrible and need to go. I worry, however, about what will happen to the neighborhood's economic makeup once they're gone. The truth is that a lot of folks (particularly of the rich white variety) like the neighborhood's "character" (read: they like its Mexican/Chicano heritage, con tal de que they don't have to actually interact with their Mexican/Chicano neighbors), but don't want to be exposed to the negative health effects of the coal plants. Once the plants are out, the floodgates for gentrification will be opened. -Micah

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Posted by Em U on 10/15/2010 at 7:35 PM

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