Advisory: NAACP to Release Report on Disparate Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants

Press event Thursday, November 15th at 1:30 pm; call-in option available

WHAT:
NAACP leaders and allies will release a report titled Coal Blooded: Putting Profits Before People at the NAACP Financial Freedom Center. A light lunch will be served.

Coal Blooded ranks the 378 coal-fired power plants in the nation according to how they impact low-income communities and communities of color. It paints a grim picture of the health, economic and environmental impact of coal pollution on those who can least afford it.

Please RSVP to bwrobel@naacpnet.org. Also reach out if you would like to receive an embargoed copy of the report. For those who cannot attend in person, call-in to (866) 508-2264 and dial code 2127510.

WHO:
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; NAACP Director of Environmental and Climate Justice Jacqueline Patterson; NAACP Sr. Vice President for Advocacy and Policy Hilary O. Shelton; Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network Tom Goldtooth; Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization Kimberly Wasserman; lead author Adrian Wilson

WHERE/WHEN:
Thursday, November 15th at 1:30 pm
NAACP Financial Freedom Center
1816 12th St. NW
Washington, DC

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

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