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Burning the Future: Coal in America

The explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia is examined in this film. Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local activists watch a world blind to the devastation caused by coal’s extraction. Faced with toxic ground water, the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, and a government that appeases industry, our heroes demonstrate a strength of purpose and character in their improbable fight to arouse the nation’s help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life. Directed by David Novack. Produced by David Novack and Alexis Zoullas.