The MAT Asphalt plant in McKinkley Park would have had to go through a city approval process under rules spelled out in a new ordinance introduced this week. [Block Club/Pascal Sabino]

A new ordinance touted by Mayor Lori Lightfoot as a measure to rein in air pollution would add some new barriers to would-be industrial developers but  do little to reverse the toxic legacy of industrial development in working-class neighborhoods, according to a coalition of local environmental groups.

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