The piles of petroleum coke on the Chicago waterfront, that generated swirling black clouds of toxic dust, choking their neighbors, have been busted. The Illinois EPA has filed complaints against the coke handlers, and reportedly have the Koch's role in this unwarranted air pollution under investigation.
I couldn't believe my eyes at the pictures posted of those dust clouds. But the environmental agency apparently couldn't get out of their chair for months to follow up on complaints, until the Chicago Tribune ran articles.
Heaven help us when there aren't any newspapers anymore, to watchdog the wealthy, and speak up for the working people once in a while.