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Burning the Future: Coal in America

  • Release Date: Feb 29, 2008
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:David Novack


Writer/director [[Performer~P446765~David Novack~davidnovack]] examines the conflicting forces that have prompted a potentially explosive conflict between the coal industry and the residents of West Virginia who question the impact of extraction on their quiet way of life. Troubled by the emergence of a coal-based U.S. energy policy, West Virginia activists try their hardest to educate the public about the potentially destructive effect of mining for coal: not only would ground water be rendered toxic...more