The Climate Bill Finally Passed. The Climate Battle Has Just Begun

From Rolling Stone by Jeff Goodell, Excerpt:

Then there are the largely forgotten environmental nightmares like mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia, which continues despite its devastating impacts on local communities. “When leaders in environmental organizations chose to fight climate change in a top-down fashion, they left the mountaintop-removal fight,” says Maria Gunnoe, director of the Mother Jones Community Foundation and a longtime West Virginia coal warrior. “It just seems to me like if we can’t end mountaintop removal and rebuild the former coalfields, then the entire climate plan is wrong-hearted.”


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