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At James Madison University, we had no coal plant on campus. However, we are surrounded by schools all over our state with coal plants on campus. The thing is that not many people even in the environmental community recognize this. Six colleges in our state have coal plants, more than any other state! The include Virginia Tech, The University of Virginia, Hampton University, Lynchburg College, Roanoke College, and the University of Richmond. Students in the those schools have the right to clean air, and students at JMU do not deserve having the pollution statewide coming from all the coal plants. We want to draw attention to this issue, because our neighboring state- West Virginia is undergoing the peril of mountaintop removal that is driven by our use of coal as a source of energy in Virginia. The western end of our state is also experiencing the destruction of mountains with a nasty legacy for our water. All these injustices matter! We demand our school switch to clean energy...

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