The Valley Fights Goliath

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club, the UTPA Office for Sustainability, and the Environmental Club at UTPA will be hosting a screening of Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:00 pm in the University of Texas Pan American Student Union Theater.

Fighting Goliath


Narrated by Robert Redford, this award-winning film follows the story of Texans fighting a high-stakes battle for clean air.  It centers around the unlikely partners—mayors, ranchers, lawyers, cities, citizens, green groups, and CEO’s—that came together to oppose the construction of 19 coal-fired power plants that were slated to be built in Eastern and Central Texas and that were being fast-tracked by Governor Perry.

After the film there will be a panel discussion about Texas’ continued reliance on coal and the path toward clean energy.  The event is free and open to the public.  Hosted by the UTPA Environmental Awareness Club, the Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club, and the UTPA Office for Sustainability.

To get to the UTPA Student Union Theater, take the main campus entrance on University Blvd. and use the parking lot on the left side.  Walk past the Visitor Center toward the Bronc statue to get to the Student Union.

For more information contact 956-453-0754 or

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