Last night, Saint Matthew’s Catholic Church in Charlotte graciously hosted a panel discussion on “Communities and Coal.” We were lucky to hear from panelists from communities impacted by coal in Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest, as well as from experts on the health consequences of climate change and the growing impacts of coal on communities in India.
Community members impacted by Bank of America’s financing of coal brought their message to Charlotte:
Bob Kincaid of Coal River Mountain Watch talks about how he was forced to set the record straight when Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan quoted inaccurate statistics on his bank's funding of coal -- and mountaintop removal coal mining in particular -- at today's BofA shareholder meeting.
Adam Hall served two tours in Iraq. Now he’s fighting what he calls his third battle: Stopping King Coal from destroying any more of his home in the mountains of Appalachia. He’s here in Charlotte to call on Bank of America to stop funding coal.
Larry Gibson of Keeper of the Mountains Foundation is inside Bank of America’s shareholder meeting right now to tell BofA to stop funding coal.