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Grassroots anti-coal movements to watch

December 15, 2014

TreeHugger.com

December 4, 2014

by Nicole Ghio and Neha Matthew of the Sierra Club

Wherever there are coal mines, coal shipping ports, and power plants around the globe, local communities are fighting back against deadly pollution and economic destruction. Today, the Sierra Club released its fourth annual report on some of the world’s major, ongoing grassroots coal fights. Pitted against unimaginable wealth and power and too often facing violence and intimidation, these are the people that refuse to be silent.

This year, the danger coal poses to local communities has never been more apparent.

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