The Story We Want: a five part series: North Carolina

“The Story We Want: a five part series”

North Carolina

“Persistence: The Power of People and Prayer”

How Women are Uniting to Create Solutions

We visited North Carolina to hear from women who are living with the realities of the coal industry. Tracey has health concerns, and has watched her family and friends struggle with their health for decades. She is trying to protect her children from toxic air and water pollution caused by coal and coal ash at Belews Creek. She is working together with Caroline and women across the region to pray solutions as fracking and climate change threaten to bring new concerns to their communities.

There are more than 1,400 coal ash dump sites in communities across the U.S.


This is supposed to be the good living here.

Fresh country air. Living off the land.

That sounds wonderful, sounds beautiful, don’t it?

But, when you’re ingesting poison.

Not knowing.

That’s heartbreaking, not knowing that that’s what you’re doing to your family.

– Tracey




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