02 Jun '11, 11am

The Last Mountain: New Documentary on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: #MTR

Last week, I attended the New York City premiere of “The Last Mountain ,” a sobering documentary about the coal industry’s devastating mountaintop removal practices in the Appalachian Mountains. As I watched, I was struck by how little most New Yorkers know about this ongoing tragedy, although it is occurring only five hundred miles from Times Square. The film follows environmental lawyer Bobby Kennedy, Jr. as he travels around West Virginia’s coal country, speaking with families living and working in the shadow of Coal River Mountain. This natural peak is called “The Last Mountain” because – as country star EmmyLou Harris observed – it’s just about the only mountain in the community that the coal mining industry hasn’t blown up yet. According to the film, Massey Energy – the third largest coal company in the U.S. – has followed the same destructive pattern since arriving ...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/06/01/the-last-mountain-new-do...

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