NAACP plans "teach-in" in Tampa on dangers of coal plants


Tonight (Friday, June 24) the NAACP has announced that they will be holding a teach-in regarding five coal-fired power plants in Florida that they say are among the most harmful in the country for low-income communities of color.

The teach-in will be held 5pm-9pm at the Doubletree in Tampa, FL (4500 W. Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607), in the Azalea Room, and speakers will include local environmental leaders and NAACP leaders. The event is part of an NAACP tour of plants with the worst environmental justice scores.

“Florida’s residents pride themselves on their vicinity to natural beauty, but many of them also count poisonous coal plants among their neighbors,” stated NAACP Director of Climate Justice Programs Jacqueline Patterson. “Across the state, these plants cast toxic shadows over low-income communities of color.”