Sierra Student Coalition coal organizer Lindsey Berger is helping provide a big boost to our Beyond Coal work in Missouri. St. Louis is the home of Peabody Energy, Arch Coal, and Ameren—but it is also a hotbed of student activism at Washington University. Lindsey operates at the center of a coalition at Washington University that staged high-visibility protests at the school's coal-biased symposium on the future of global energy. She pulled together students, laborers/union members, the low-income community, and people of faith to stand against coal. The student activism in St. Louis lays the foundation for a statewide effort to take down the coal industry with youth and the Sierra Student Coalition at its core. Our efforts also manifested on October 21st at the Labadie coal plant Title V permit renewal hearing, when more than 100 people packed the room and gave unanimous testimony on our side.
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