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IN THE AIR: If I Don’t Speak

Chicago teen Luis Vega organizes a march to bring attention to the harm caused by coal-fired power plants. But first, he must gather the courage to speak out for his community.


Camera and sound by Caitlyn Greene and Mimi Schiffman
Editing by Caitlyn Greene and Catherine Spangler
Additional camera by Luis Vega
Graphics by Sarah Riazati


Epstein, Paul R., et al. “Full cost accounting for the life cycle of coal.” Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1219 (2011), 73-98.

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