Junior Walk on Protecting Coal River Mountain

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Junior Walk grew up in the shadows of Coal River Mountain.

After graduating from high school, one of Junior's few job prospects was working as a security guard for a coal mine. The same coal mine that he believes caused pollution-related health problems for him and his neighbors.

Getting his paycheck from the mine made him feel, “like a miserable human being.”

Now he works for Coal River Mountain Watch, fighting against strip mining and mountain top removal, and he makes coal industry executives shake in their boots.

This story came to us from Rose Aguilar, a contributing writer for TruthOut.org and host of Your Call Radio on KALW 91.7 in San Francisco. Read Rose's piece on Junior for TruthOut here.

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Produced by Lucy Hall with help from Sarah Lu. Music by Northbound.

Thanks to Sari Gelzer and Maya Schenwar at Truthout.