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  • McKinley Park News - Neighbors, Panelists Debate Asphalt

    Apr 26, 2018 · A capacity crowd packed the Wed., April 25, meeting about the MAT Asphalt plant, sponsored by the 12th Ward IPO and held at the McKinley Park library, to hear 12th Ward Alderman George Cardenas, activists Kim Wasserman and Olga Bautista, neighbor Amber Cicotte, MAT Asphalt reps Joe Hoyt and Tony Sanchez, Billy Drew and local residents debate the project.

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  • Muñoz measure responds to issues with asphalt plant in

    "There is no reason why McKinley Park residents weren't given ample notice regarding the asphalt plant, and we don't want to see another community put in the same situation." Last year, McKinley Park residents received only a two week notice before construction on an asphalt plant began.

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  • Chicago's Climate Apartheid – South Side Weekly

    Aug 19, 2020 · The target on Saturday was the MAT Asphalt plant, adjacent to the park, and its impact on the health of neighborhoods across the South Side. "This is not just about a little asphalt company. We want the asphalt company out, but it's bigger than that," said McKinley Park resident Theresa McNamara, of Southwest Environmental Alliance.

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  • After Chicago coal plant demolition debacle, residents

    Apr 17, 2020 · At the press conference, residents called on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to shut down an asphalt plant in the nearby McKinley Park neighborhood that was approved and opened without an adequate community process, according to many advocates. And they demanded Lightfoot prevent the move of General Iron, a metal shredding operation, from the city's

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  • City explores moving controversial McKinley Park asphalt plant

    Aug 29, 2020 · City explores moving controversial McKinley Park asphalt plant Residents have been complaining about the operation for years, but owner Michael Tadin Jr. says he …

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  • 2020 VIP (Volunteers-in-Parks) Awards

    When residents became aware of the MAT Asphalt Plant operating across from McKinley Park, they came together to form Neighbors for Environmental Justice (N4EJ) and took action right away. In the fight to have this plant shut down, they make sure to involve as many residents across this multiethnic community as possible.

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  • Stop MAT Asphalt! – Neighbors For Environmental Justice

    We are fighting to close MAT Asphalt. Join us! And if you're in McKinley Park and it smells bad today, submit an odor report or file a complaint at smellsbad.today. The History. In March of 2018, residents of McKinley Park learned that a new hot-mix asphalt plant, MAT Asphalt, had been built across the street from the park.

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  • Amid Pandemic, Activists Push to Close McKinley Park

    May 13, 2020 · Amid Pandemic, Activists Push to Close McKinley Park Asphalt Plant Quinn Myers | May 13, 2020 8:21 pm Since 2018, residents of McKinley Park on Chicago's Southwest Side have raised concerns that the MAT Asphalt plant in their neighborhood is spewing pollutants into residential …

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  • Overview – Neighbors For Environmental Justice

    Then the IEPA issued a construction permit allowing MAT Asphalt to build the plant and operate for a year, producing up to 890,000 tons of asphalt. And MAT Asphalt built the plant. Residents of McKinley Park did not find out what was happening until March of 2018, after the plant was already built, shortly before it was scheduled to open.

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  • Polluting Asphalt Plant In McKinley Park Surprised Local

    Apr 16, 2019 · Polluting Asphalt Plant In McKinley Park Surprised Local Leaders, Now A State Bill Requires State EPA To Warn Them. When MAT Asphalt came to McKinley Park in 2018, neighbors and city officials said they had no idea it was coming or that it would be applying for a pollution permit.

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  • McKinley Park News - Environmental Town Hall Draws

    Jan 18, 2020 · Elected officials of all levels of government joined a standing-room-only crowd of residents at the Southwest Environmental Alliance town hall meeting on Thurs., Jan 16, 2020, at the National Latino Education Institute in the McKinley Park neighborhood of Chicago, including Dan Lipinski, Theresa Mah, Tony Munoz, Byron Sigcho Lopez, Aaron Ortiz, and other elected officials and …

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  • The pollution next door: Stories of people who live near a

    McKinley Park — where a controversial asphalt plant built four years ago has sparked complaints about noxious odors — is pushing back. When operations started at the MAT Asphalt plant, residents complained that they weren't given an opportunity for public input, and they were concerned about potential health hazards because the facility

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  • The pollution next door: Stories of people who live near a

    After picking up her daughter from day care and taking a walk in McKinley Park, Jackie said, "I'd love to open the windows but I can't in the summer," because of the smell of the MAT Asphalt plant

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  • USA News Portal - e-news.us

    Aug 01, 2021 · Raoul is the latest government official to step into the years-long controversy over MAT Asphalt's opening across from McKinley Park. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently said it is testing, monitoring and involved in future permitting of the plant along with state officials.

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  • Fed-up residents on South, West sides fight City Hall over

    Aug 06, 2018 · Fed-up residents on South, West sides fight City Hall over influx of polluters. Little Village activists spent more than a decade fighting a pair of local coal power plants that created some of

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  • City rejects affordable housing funding for McKinley Park

    Aug 28, 2020 · Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration is denying funding for an affordable housing project in McKinley Park, citing the proximity of an asphalt plant that neighbors have been trying to shut down

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  • Environmental Fight Underscores COVID-19 Concerns in

    May 13, 2020 · But the conflict with industry pits some residents at odds with MAT Asphalt, which operates a hot-mix asphalt plan several hundred feet from the clock tower, set back from Pershing Road and across the street from the area's 70-acre namesake McKinley Park. MAT Asphalt opened in 2018, and some residents and Chicago aldermen have asked Mayor

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  • The pollution next door: Stories of people who live near a

    McKinley Park — where a controversial asphalt plant built four years ago has sparked complaints about noxious odors — is pushing back. When operations started at the MAT Asphalt plant, residents complained that they weren't given an opportunity for public input, and they were concerned about potential health hazards because the facility

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  • McKinley Park residents love their namesake park and

    May 28, 2021 · Michael Tadin Jr., one of the owners of MAT Asphalt plant in Chicago's McKinley Park, on May 27, 2021. He said there are emissions from the plant, but they are less than 30% of the legal limit. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

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  • From Toxic Fluff in Lincoln Park, to the Smoke that

    Feb 08, 2021 · For a clear example of this, look to McKinley Park's MAT Asphalt — in 2018, the plant went up with little to no public hearings, notice or involvement. IEC stands with communities and believes they must be included and treated as the major stakeholders they are in permitting processes that will directly affect their health and well-being.

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