Chicago Activists File Environmental Lawsuit Against Obama’s Presidential Center

Obama’s presidential center is facing harsh criticism from many people in Chicago. Even liberal professors at the University of Chicago have complained. Now there is a lawsuit which claims the center may harm the environment.

The Washington Times reports:

Legacies aren’t what they used to be as Obama faces environmental lawsuit

President Obama always had the support of the environmental movement — until he tried to construct his lavish presidential center on sensitive parkland in Chicago’s South Side.

Now, local community activists have filed a lawsuit demanding answers about the Barack Obama Presidential Center’s “impact on the environment and character of historic Jackson Park.”

“Like the public generally, we find the Obama Foundation and City of Chicago not forthcoming,” Gabriel Piemonte and Janet Geovanis, two members of the Coalition to Save Jackson Park, wrote Wednesday in a Hyde Park Herald letter to the editor. “This is a massive development involving public land, and we have been kept in the dark about too many details.”

The coalition, which filed the Freedom of Information Act complaint on Jan. 16, accused the “wealthy Obama Foundation and the city officials it works with” of refusing “to engage with citizens whose housing, schools, and parks will be forever altered” by the library’s construction.

How ironic that it is people on the left who are fighting this. Remember when opposing Obama in any way was considered racism?

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