The Cost of Coal

Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale traveled with SIERRA magazine to Appalachia where coal is mined, to Michigan where coal is burned, and to Nevada where coal ash water is stored — and discovered the Cost of Coal through the people who live with it. SIERRA asked people across the land to describe how the world’s dirtiest energy source has disrupted their lives—and what they’re doing to stop it.

Video by Ami Vitale, Sierra Club.