Justice has always died in America’s coal mines. We must face our past to build a better future.

Climate Justice

Justice has always died in America’s coal mines. We must face our past to build a better future.

America's reluctance to move on from coal ignores a legacy of pollution, sickness and death that dogs poor communities to this day. Among the folks deserving climate justice, none have paid such a high cost as coal miners, who powered the furnaces and engines of the Industrial Revolution with their own sweat and blood. In earlier days, deadly explosions in mines were staggeringly high. As demand grew, miners delved deeper. When heavy machines took the place of shovels and picks, they dug deeper still, inhaling lungfuls of coal dust with…

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