Day II Clearing the Air Road Tour—Cleveland, OH Lakeshore Power Plant

In the Glenville community of Cleveland, Ohio, the Lakeshore Power Plant sits on Lake Erie in close proximity to a large population of low income African American people. Within a 3 mile radius of the plant, 85% of the 100,000 plus residents are African Americans with an average income of $10,000 per year.
Stanley Miller, who was born and raised in Glenville shares his surprise at the existence of this power plant and his dismay at the potential connection between some of the illnesses that are trending in his community.

Jocelyn Travis, who was also born and raised in the Cleveland area, sees the issue of the coal plant and its level of toxic emissions as a call to action for the NAACP Cleveland branch and looks forward to moving forward with a campaign of resistance.

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