is a testimony to the fighting spirit of citizens across America who are working to oppose new coal-fired power plants and mountaintop removal mines. With coal so pivotal to climate change, I hope the book will bring more attention to this growing grassroots movement, which is playing a vital role in defending our home planet and our grandchildren's future. --Dr. James Hansen
In a few years, the backlash against coal power in America has become the country s biggest-ever environmental campaign, transforming the nation s awareness of climate change and inspiring political leaders to take firmer action after years of doubt and delay. Plants have been defeated in at least 30 of the 50 states, uniting those with already strong environmental records, such as California, with more conservative areas, such as the southern and central states. --Juliette Jowit, Manchester Guardian
One of the amazing brains and strategists behind the anti-coal movement, CoalSwarm director Ted Nace has written a powerful chronicle of the grassroots movements to stop the construction of coal-fired plants, and halt mountaintop removal operations in Appalachia. CoalSwarm is one of the great engines of information; Nace's book is a stunning tribute to the citizen movements afoot that will ultimately push our country to a coal free future. --Jeff Biggers, Huffington Post
About the Author
Ted Nace is the director of CoalSwarm.org, a collaborative information clearinghouse on coal. He founded Peachpit, the world's leading publisher of books on digital graphics and desktop publishing. His previous books include Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy
(Berrett-Koehler, 2003, 2005).