City of Aspen, mountain communities target coal with climate change message

May 5, 2015

The City of Aspen has been a member of the Mountain Pact for two years. Now this consortium of mountain communities is urging officials in Washington DC to keep the coal industry accountable.
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A group of Western towns known as the “Mountain Pact” are sending a letter to Washington DC this week, urging lawmakers to hold the coal industry accountable. The group wants royalty payments from coal to fund efforts by communities to adapt to climate change. The City of Aspen is part of the Mountain Pact. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Ashley Perl, who’s working on the effort for the city of Aspen.

Ashley Perl is the Director of the City of Aspen’s Canary Initiative.