Austinites Call for City Hall to Abandon King Coal

“Coal is dead.  Fund the future.”  This was the message from the Sierra’s Club’s Dave Cortez at Austin City Hall this Saturday.   On a blue bell Saturday afternoon, around 75 Austinites gathered on the steps of City Hall for a rally with nationally organized roots. A national campaign organized under the umbrella of the environmental group 350.org brought together a diverse set of organizations on Saturday.  Members of the Sierra Club, 350.org, local churches, and even local political organizations came together with common ground:  Opposing the Keystone XL pipeline and demanding the city of Austin make use of clean...

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