Move Beyond Coal: The Global Movement in 2014

Move Beyond Coal 2014, Sierra Club

Over the years, grassroots movements against coal across the world have grown dramatically and proven they are a force to be reckoned with. Despite growing intimidation at the hands of corporations and governments, local communities continue to stand up and beat back violations on their land, air, and water. Thanks to their resistance, the inevitability of the coal expansion that the industry seeks to promote is far from a reality. This report annually highlights the unsung heroes of the global anti-coal
movement—those standing up and defending their rights against a deadly, dangerous, and corrupt industry. From the first report published in 2011 through 2014, various communities have been growing a movement and steadily winning. If anything has become clear, it’s that this resistance is growing more powerful each and every year as outraged local communities protect their environment, health, and way of life from the rampant devastation of a destructive industry.

Read the full report here