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A Just Transition

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How one town in Wyoming is moving away from coal.

Moving away from coal is a top priority in the fight against climate change. But how should local economies, which depend on coal, ensure that workers and their communities are protected? We turn to the energy capital of the United States—Gillette, Wyoming—to see how a coal community is beginning to think about moving its economy away from fossil fuels.

On today’s episode, we hear first from Shannon Anderson, staff attorney at the Powder River Basin Resource Council. Shes lived in Powder River Basin coal country for most of her life and has seen it go from boomtown to bust. We then hear from Tasneem Essop, executive director of Climate Action Network. She shares her experience promoting a just transition away from fossil fuels.

About Heat of the Moment:  The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 10-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back.  Hosted by CNN contributor John D. Sutter, Heat of the Moment tells the stories of the people on the front lines of the fight against climate change.  See All Episodes

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