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Friday, February 29, 2008

Can Coal Ever Be Clean? Check Out “Burning the Future: Coal In America” to Find Out

Can coal ever be clean?

These guys are spending tens of millions trying to convince you, the American voter, that the future of America's energy lies with "clean coal."

A new documentary film, "Burning the Future: Coal in America" aims to clue Americans in on why "slightly less deadly coal" is probably a more accurate term for what the spooked coal industry is trying to push these days. Or maybe "laundered coal." But "clean?" Check out the trailer and see what you think:

Here's the film's short synopsis:

In Burning the Future: Coal in America, writer/director David Novack examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by an emerging coal-based US energy policy, local activists watch the nation praise coal without regard to the devastation caused by its 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.

"Burning the Future" will be airing next week, starting Sunday March 2nd, on LinkTV on Cable and DirectTV. From the site:

How/where can you see BTF?

TUNE IN: Sunday, March 2 at 9:30 p.m. PT, Monday, March 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT, Saturday, March 8 at 5:00p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. PT, Sunday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT and Friday, March 14 at 11:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. PT

LINK TV is available as basic service on DIRECTV channel 375, Dish Network channel 9410, and select cable stations. Check for all show times and full program information.

I've emailed the film's folks to see about getting copies on dvd at some point soon for airing's (since I don't get cable or DirectTV). I'll post an update on details if I get a response. If you DO get LinkTV, check it out!

No coal is clean coal!


Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)

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