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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

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February 23rd 2011: Stopping Coal-fired Power Plants in Salem MA and Chicago IL

Kelly Mitchell, Greenpeace Coal Campaigner and Chicago resident discusses the citizen-led efforts to shut down the Salem Harbor coal plant in Massachusetts and the Fisk and Crawford coal plants in Chicago, IL. These power plants are polluting our air with toxic soot and water with toxins and making our families sick. Coal-fired power plants are an enormous source of carbon, causing global warming. Atmospheric carbon stays in air after soot settles out on residents. Fortunately, communities across the US are coming together to shut down coal-fired plants in their neighborhoods.

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Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell is a Coal Campaigner for Greenpeace USA, based out of Chicago, IL. She is part of Greenpeace's Quit Coal campaign - an ambitious effort to shut down some of America's oldest and dirtiest coal plants and expose corporate polluters poisoning our communities and corrupting our political system. Prior to taking on this role, Kelly worked as a grassroots organizer for Greenpeace, and helped manage and develop Greenpeace's national Field Organizing program.
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