News Analysis: Protesting Coal

mttompowerplantPeaceful protesters gathered at the Mount Tom Power Plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts, on March 1, a chilly Sunday. They were demonstrating against coal, the fossil fuel that spews global warming carbon dioxide and toxins such as mercury into the air.  They were piggy-backing on the Capitol Climate Action coal protests happening the next day in Washington, DC.  Sea Change Radio spoke last week with that event’s organizer Bill McKibben.  Co-Host Francesca Rheannon covered the Mount Tom protest for Sea Change.  There, she spoke with Glen Ayers, a public health agent and soil scientist.  She also caught up with Tina Clarke, who works with the Sustainability Institute in Vermont.

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