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Montclair Environmental Movie Night: Coal Country

Coal Country is a 40 min. documentary spotlighting Appalachian coal mining through the eyes of miners and activists. The Sierra Club visits the homes of people most directly affected by mountaintop removal mining (MTR) and hear about health problems, dirty water in their wells and streams, and dust and grime on their floors. We hear from miners and coal company officials who are concerned about jobs and the economy and believe they are acting responsibly in bringing power to the American people. Are the people fighting against mountaintop removal really protecting the earth, or do they stand in the way of affordable energy for all Americans? What is behind promises of "cheap energy" and "clean coal." Are they achievable, and at what cost? And what are the alternatives for our energy future? After the film, Christine Guhl, a New Jersey field organizer for the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign will make a 30 minute presentation about the coal and it's past and future in New Jersey. The campaign goal is to move the United States away from coal towards clean, renewable energy. The focus of her presentation will be on the existing Hudson generating station and the proposed PurGen plant in Linden, as well as the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission lines. Join us for the film, presentation, and discussion following. This is one of a series of Environmental Film Screenings put on by CommunityGreen.org. For more information contact Marnie Vyff at[masked] or [masked].

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  • Marnie V.

    Good film and excellent presentation by Christine Guhl of the Sierra Club! There were many good questions and answers. We all filled out postcards to mail to Christy and plan to go to the Rally this weekend!

    October 21, 2010

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