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Across America, people are living in the shadow of the coal industry.

We have created Quit Coal Community Forums as a tool to help you organize in your community to fight coal and demand clean energy.

Once you’ve joined an existing Community Forum, you can connect with others who are interested in the same issues, learn more, and post news and resources.

 

 

Your story can educate a person, inspire others, spread a great idea, or help you connect with someone else standing up to the coal industry.

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As a child growing up on the south side of Chicago I was healthy, active and never had any problems breathing. That all changed when I went to high school. My freshman year I joined the rowing team which practiced on the south branch of the Chicago River, right next to the Fisk and Crawford coal plants. Within 6 months of joining the team I developed severe asthma that persisted for 4 years. It got so bad that I was collapsing after races. When I moved to Iowa for College my asthma went away within 6 months. I haven\'t used an inhaler since. Today I\'m working with residents in PA and NJ who are suffering from the same kind of pollution, this time from the GenOn owned Portland Generating Station. I\'ve spoken with people who have had to move to protect their children from respiratory diseases, home owners who can wipe coal ash off their window sills on windy days and concerned citizens who want to protect their beloved Delaware River. It\'s a different region but the same...

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