Toward a Just Transition: Environmental Justice and Community Organizing in Central Appalachia

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In this episode, LAC member Merve Tabur interviews community organizers Colleen Unroe, Teri Blanton, and Parson Brown. Unroe, Blanton, and Brown share their experiences with various nonviolent direct actions to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. They discuss the significance of documenting the stories of people who are most affected by the abuses of the coal industry. They also reflect on the evolution of community organizing strategies over the years and emphasize the importance of "Just Transition" efforts seeking to build alternative economic development and renewable energy within Central Appalachia.

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