KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren

One activist trying to draw attention to coal's climate effects has become a pariah in some Western towns.

 

Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ climate and energy program director has become a household name in some Colorado coal towns since he sued the federal government for approving a coal mine expansion without considering its impact on the climate. His efforts have placed small Western coal towns at the center of the struggle over the government’s climate program, and made the locals painfully aware of how precarious their livelihoods are. Read Elizabeth Shogren's feature story on Nichols and the towns that revile him here.