Nick Mullins

Blogger, Former Coal Miner

NICK MULLINS is a former fifth-generation coal miner from Clintwood, Virginia. He grew up seeing multiple generations of his family endure the hardships created by the nation’s demand for cheap coal. In search of decent pay, he became a miner himself. He eventually left the industry in search of justice for his mountain communities, and developing a deeper understanding of his Appalachian home, the enormous barriers communities face in achieving a just transition, and the unfortunate nature of the non-profit, academic, and activist industrial complexes that overtake actual grassroots justice work.

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