About Quit Coal

All across America, people are living in the shadow of the coal industry and everyone is paying the price.

One American dies every hour as a result of pollution from coal-fired power plants and coal is costing Americans up to an extra half a trillion dollars per year in hidden costs for things like healthcare and environmental impacts.

The coal industry isn’t just polluting our water and air. They’re also poisoning our political process. The millions of dollars they funnel to politicians in Washington every year has paralyzed Congress and prevented them from doing what is necessary for the health of our communities and our planet.

So now citizens are coming together and taking the lead. Communities everywhere are standing up to the coal industry and standing up for their right to clean air, clean water and a future free of pollution health risks, destructive and dangerous mining practices and the threat of global warming.

This site was built by Greenpeace to support their efforts to shut down the dirty coal-fired power plants that are destroying their communities and to strengthen the movement to Quit Coal.

The Quit Coal website is a place for you to share ideas and information, tell your story, organize your community, and tackle the pollution in your backyard.

You can also find news and updates from the movement as well as ways to get active and make a difference. Together, we can do better. It’s time to Quit Coal.

Here is a list of regular authors and site contributors.

Resources and Information on Coal 

The New York Times - Latest News on Coal

Grist.org's Latest News and Posts on Coal


Treehugger's News and Posts on Coal

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition News

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Renewable Energy News

Coal Tattoo - Ken Ward Jr.

DeSmogBlog Coal Posts

Didn't find what you were searching for? Check out:

Basic Facts about Coal

Information and Facts about Coal Ash

The Clean Coal Myth

Local Groups Working to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Basic Facts about Mercury Pollution

​Renewable Energy

Who is Duke Energy?

​Who is Edison International?

A History of Fighting Mercury Pollution

Coal Exports from the Pacific Northwest