Mike is a former coal miner who lives in the heart of coal country, West Virginia. His father died of black lung disease. He’s seen firsthand the negative aspects of America’s reliance on coal, as well as the changes wrought on coal country by climate change. He believes that switching to solar will bring more jobs to coal country.
Volunteering with Citizens’ Climate Lobby has switched Mike’s perspective on climate change. Rather than being discouraged by what the future looks like, he is encouraged to make positive change happen. With CCL, Mike works to build support with his members of Congress for a climate solution called the Energy Innovation Act that will also help low and middle income Americans.
Mike is restoring an old car with a new electric engine, eventually to be used by his 12 year old granddaughter. He loves being in nature - that’s why he built his home in West Virginia. ‘I wanted to be closer to the earth.’
Learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby: citizensclimatelobby.org
Learn more about the Energy Innovation Act: energyinnovationact.org