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Gainesville, Fla., citizens push their utility away from mountaintop removal coal and toward clean energy.


Gainesville Commission Votes to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Purchases

On Sept. 18, city commissioners in Gainesville, Fla., voted 5-2 for a policy that could end the local power plant’s purchases of Appalachian coal mined by mountaintop removal, and they unanimously adopted a resolution opposing the destructive practice. The move makes Gainesville the first city with a municipal utility to adopt such a policy.


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