Episode Summary

Lifelong North Carolina resident Johnny Gurley's drinking water is contaminated by coal ash—a coal power byproduct, stored in pits, that can easily leak into the groundwater. Here, he talks about what that means for him and his health, and what it means to be from North Carolina.

Episode Notes

Lifelong North Carolina resident Johnny Gurley recently found out that his drinking water was contaminated by coal ash—a coal power byproduct, stored in pits, that can easily leak into the groundwater. Here, he talks about what that means for him and his health, and what it means to be from North Carolina.

The Land I Trust is a brand new audio storytelling project brought to you by the Sierra Club. In this series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the dirty energy projects that threaten their homes and the work they’re doing to build a clean energy economy that allows all of our communities to thrive. Hear all of the first-person stories from The Land I Trust at http://www.sc.org/stories.

About the Show

The Land I Trust, an audio series by the Sierra Club, tells stories of special places under threat by dirty energy -- and how the transition to clean energy is benefiting people and the homes they hold dear. In our first series, we travel through the American South to talk with folks about the coal that is fouling their air and water, the dirty energy projects they're fighting in their backyards, and a shared vision for a clean energy economy that allows all of our communities to thrive. From climate refugees to farming families, these Southerners generously sat down, walked, and canoed with us while sharing their truths. Travel with us through North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama and Florida to hear firsthand how much moving beyond coal and fracked gas matters to communities everywhere.