Lead Group: Sierra Club
Support Groups: Clean Water Action, National Wildlife Federation, Dakota Resource Council, Fresh Energy, AFL-CIO, Conservation Law Foundation, Natural Resources Defense Council, Clean Air Task Force, Plains Justice, Earthjustice, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Appalachian Voices, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Environmental Defense Fund, League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Integrity Project, Respiratory Health Association, Southern Environmental Law Center, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Union of Concerned Scientists, Vote Solar, League of Women Voters, NAACP, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, GreenLaw, Power Past Coal, Public Citizen, and many more organizations around the country.
Beyond Coal engages companies like Duke Energy, Luminant, First Energy, American Electric Power and others in the coal mining, coal exports and power sector in our work to get America off coal and on to clean energy. The Beyond Coal campaign’s main objective is to replace dirty coal with clean energy like wind, solar, and energy efficiency by mobilizing grassroots activists in local communities to advocate for the retirement of old and outdated coal plants and to prevent new coal plants from being built. As of October 2014, the Beyond Coal Campaign had secured the retirement of one-third (179) of US coal plants. August 2014 was our biggest retirement month since 2010. With 179 fewer coal plants, 4,600 Americans won’t die prematurely as a result of coal pollution each year. More than 7,100 heart attacks and 66,600 asthma attacks will never happen. Americans won’t have to replacing coal-fired power with clean energy. America has added more than 32,800 megawatts of clean energy like wind and solar — enough to power the equivalent of nine million American homes. Across the country, this growth in clean energy is creating local jobs — nearly 200,000 so far — while providing clean, affordable energy and dramatically reducing the carbon pollution that threatens our climate.
Check out their campaign website: www.beyondcoal.org