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RECORD NUMBER: 12 OF 146
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Burning the future : coal in America.|
|Publisher||Burning the Future,|
|Subjects||Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--West Virginia. ; Coal trade--Environmental aspects--West Virginia. ; Water--Pollution--West Virginia. ; Environmental degradation--West Virginia. ; Mountaintop removal mining--Environmental aspects--West Virginia. ; Habitat conservation--West Virginia. ; Stream conservation--West Virginia. ; West Virginia--Social life and customs.|
|Collation||1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.|
Title from disc label. The film was originally produced in 2008. An updated, shorter version was created in 2012 for Public Television broadcast.
In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. 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, courageous residents 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.