90.5 WESA -Youth Climate Activists Hold Power Shift Summit

Written by Jessica Nath and Haldan Kirsch

Cross-posted on 90.5 WESA. Read original post here.

More than 1,000 protesters marched from the North Side to downtown Monday for the 2013 Power Shift summit. 

Power Shift is an online community for youth climate activists who are calling for a “green economy” and a stop to mountaintop removal mining. The protesters called for PNC Bank to stop financing mountaintop mining, which involves exposing and taking out upper seams of coal, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. …The rally was held at Allegheny Landing and featured speakers from the Energy Action Coalition and Green For All, as well as musical acts Jasiri X, and the Earth Guardians, a group of teenage brothers and activists from Boulder, Colo…

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