"Colleges Are Battlegrounds for Coal Fight"

"Environmentalists are taking the fight over coal beyond Capitol Hill and onto college campuses.

The Sierra Club is targeting coal-fired power plants located at 60 college campuses. Setting its sights initially on 22 schools, the group is recruiting student activists to gather signatures on petitions, ask faculty members to endorse their cause, organize rallies outside administration buildings and lobby school leaders. There are more aggressive messages, as well, like students dumping coal on the administration doorsteps."

Anne C. Mulkern reports for Greenwire in the New York Times October 14, 2009.

Thursday, October 15, 2009