GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE
The current trade regime is not just a matter of the U.S. exporting manufacturing jobs to China and importing cheaper consumer goods. We are also dramatically increasing the volume of pollution associated with our consumption, so much that a significant part of U.S. pollution is now generated in China in the production of goods for U.S. consumers.
Today, the Goldman Environmental Prize is shining a spotlight on one of the Indian grassroots activists that has fought back against the coal industry's devastation. His name is Ramesh Agrawal, and he comes from Chhattisgarh, India, a place where the devastating reality of a reliance on coal can be seen every day.
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