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Transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy has been a hot issue for activists, communities, and the people most affected by the climate crisis. While actions like mountain top removal pollute the air, water, and food in neighborhoods surrounding the Appellation region in West Virginia and Kentucky, 68% of Black Americans also reside near coal fire power plants in their communities, making this an issue that affects us all.
Rev Yearwood speaks with Mary Anne Hitt, the Senior Director of Climate Imperative at Energy Innovation. They share their ideas and thoughts on introducing the green energy transition to communities while creating equity in these areas for the people. Mary Anne also spent 12 years with the Sierra Club and describes its growth and understanding of racial justice as the center of the climate movement and launching campaigns to end fossil fuels with grassroots organizers.
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