Despite really just wanting to stay inside and hunker down on a chilly, wet November evening, we headed to Greendrinks on Tuesday night to watch Coal Country. We saw a short version, a screener for the entire movie that just aired on the Discovery Channel’s Planet Green.
Since we pretty much never watch TV, and don’t have cable, we were out of the loop on that one, but it will be re-aired on December 20 at 12pm, December 24 10:30 pm, and December 25 at 2:30 pm. I think all the times are Eastern.
They presented both sides, the people of Appalachia whose families have worked in coal forever and believe their local way of life would collapse without coal, and other long-time residents who see their way of life being ruined because of the coal. You can click here to find out more about mountain top removal, which is anything but clean.