TONIGHT, June 30, 6:30 -8:30 pm: Fighting Goliath: TX COAL Wars with panel discussion

Updated: Jun 30, 2020


I would like to invite you to a presentation and discussion about the re-opening of the Gibbons Creek coal-burning power plant.

Fighting Goliath: TX COAL Wars

Tuesday, 6:30-8:30..

Film screening sign up

free event:

Come to this special screening of the 30 min. documentary

"Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars."

Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion.

About this Event

Join us for an evening of learning, discussion, and action on the proposed reopening of the Gibbons Creek Coal plant near Bryan/College Station. The evening will start with a briefing on the situation by Dr. Leigh Turner, former Executive Director of the TAMU Career Center. Then we'll have a special screening of the documentary "Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars." Narrated by Robert Redford and produced by the Redford Center and Alpheus Media, the film follows the story of Texans fighting a high-stakes battle for clean air. 

Following the film, join us for a panel discussion.


Dr. Andy Dessler - TAMU Climate Scientist

Jim Hand - retired executive and mining engineer from Exxon/Mobil  

Dr. Natalie Johnson - Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at TAMU

We will explore climate, the coal industry, and health. Attendees will also be presented with opportunities to get involved in advocating for clean air and the climate.

More information about petitions and background on the Gibbons Creek Coal plant will be shared by email with anyone who signs up for the event.

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