About This Project

In August 2016, Interfaith Worker Justice traveled to the epicenter of Western coal country in Gillette, Wyoming, to bear witness to the challenges Western communities are facing as the coal industry changes. The media has focused on how some CEOs are getting rich at the expense of Western communities and the effect of coal production on climate change. Instead, we want to lift up the stories of working people who are struggling to get through this difficult time.

We seek to ensure that as the debate over coal and energy policy rages on, the voices of workers and those truly impacted are not lost or forgotten.