Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People is a new report analyzing sulfur dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions in conjunction with demographic factors –race, income, and population density – to rank the environmental justice performance of the nation’s 378 coal fired power plants.
The report is a joint production of NAACP, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), the Indigenous Environmental Network and lead author and researcher Adrian Wilson, and will serve as a launching point for NAACP’s campaign to address the issue of the pollution from coal fired power plants and disparate impacts on communities of color.
Coal Blooded Action Toolkit
The Coal Blooded Action Toolkit is a companion to “Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People”. This toolkit serves as a plan of action for NAACP units who want to take action on the findings of the report, particularly on the failing coal fired power plants highlighted in the report. The Coal Blooded Action Toolkit is a step-by-step guide on how-to take action to address toxins from coal fired power plants that are polluting low-income communities and communities of color. The toolkit is organized in six modules: Investigating Coal in Your Community, Awareness Raising and Education, Determining the Ask and Mapping the Plan, Campaign Infrastructure, Taking Action, and Media Outreach. It also has detailed guidance on how to carry out a range of activities within each module. The toolkit is designed for grassroots communities to take action on our own behalf in cleaning up our neighborhoods.
Hear first-hand from communities directly affected by coal fired power plants that were ranked in the Coal Blooded Report, including: State Line Generating Plant in Hammond, Indiana; Gallagher Generating Station in New Albany, Indiana; Cherokee Generating Station in Denver, Colorado; Clinch River Generating Station in Cleveland, Ohio; Four Corners Generating Station in Fruitland, New Mexico; Valley Generating Station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Bridgeport Generating Station in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Fisk Generating Station in Chicago, Illinois; River Rouge Generating Station in River Rouge, Michigan; and Hudson Generating Station in Jersey City, New Jersey.