"Coal: A Love Story" (coalalovestory.com) explores our modern culture’s complicated relationship with coal. Almost half of the nation's electricity is generated from the burning of coal. Despite the fact that we rely on electricity for nearly everything we do, few of us are aware of how it is generated. Whether we like it or not, we are in a complicated relationship with coal for the foreseeable future.+ More details
The connection between Wyoming’s coal mines and Chicago’s citizens is stronger than you’d expect. Coal from Wyoming powers a Chicago plant that pollutes the neighborhood around it. While the company that owns Fisk makes a profit from this coal, the air pollution damages the health of people nearby.+ More details
Compelling three-minute film describes plans to export dirty U.S. coal to Asia. Local voices from Longview, Bellingham, Hood River, and Portland share how coal trains and terminals will harm their communities. The film captures the filth of coal and the shine of those who know we can do better. Visit www.PowerPastCoal.org to get involved. Thanks to Columbia Riverkeeper for making this project possible.+ More details
In the Powder River Basin, which straddles Wyoming and Montana, hundreds of millions of tons of coal are mined each year. About 40 percent of the nation's coal comes from this region. Read more at EarthFix about proposals to bring this coal through Pacific Northwest on to Asia at http://earthfix.us/coal. In this aerial tour, we'll see some of the largest open surface coal mines in the world. Videography by Katie Campbell Aerial support provided by Chris Boyer of LightHawk+ More details
(NOTE: For a version with closed captioning, go to this link: http://video.kcts9.org/video/2365027455?starttime=1200000) The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate: Should the region build export terminals that would open lucrative markets for the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel? As the U.S. economy continues to struggle, can the country afford not to? COAL is a new documentary exploring the question of whether Northwest coal ports should be built — digging into the potential environmental consequences and meeting people from all sides of the issue who have much at stake. COAL is the result of months of reporting by EarthFix on the Northwest’s coal-export debate.+ More details
Some of the largest open surface coal mines in the world are 10 miles from L.J. Turner's Wyoming ranch. He says the impact of coal mining can be measured by the damage to local creeks and aquifers, and the warmer winters. audio by Ashley Ahearn and Katie Campbell photography by Michael Werner and Katie Campbell aerial support provided by LightHawk See more Voices of Coal: http://earthfix.info/coalvoices. Read more on Coal in the Northwest: http://earthfix.info/coal.+ More details
On Wednesday evening, February 11th, 2015, an empty Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) coal train was heading north through downtown Fort Collins, Colorado on the way back to Powder River Basin, Wyoming.+ More details
The connection between Wyoming’s coal mines and Chicago’s citizens is stronger than you’d expect. Coal from Wyoming powers a Chicago plant that pollutes the neighborhood around it. While the company that owns Fisk makes a profit from this coal, the air pollution damages the health of people nearby. CREDITS Animation and design by Hadley Gustafson Script by Jeff Mittelstadt and Mimi Schiffman Research by Jeff Mittelstadt Narration by Catherine Orr Script editing by Catherine Spangler SOURCES Midwest Generation, LLC Abt Associates, Inc. for the Clean Air Task Force. Technical Support Document for the Powerplant Impact Estimator Software Tool. July, 2010. Clean Air Task Force U.S. Energy Information Administration Midwest Generation (PDF) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway (PDF) Union Pacific Corporation+ More details
LJ Turner was born and raised on a 10,000 acre ranch in Campbell County, Wy. about 10 miles from some of the largest open-surface coal mines in the world. Turner's family has lived here since 1918. Audio by Ashley Ahearn Videography by Michael Werner & Katie Campbell+ More details
Bill McKibben - Author, Environmentalist and Founder of 350.org discusses the importance of the fight against Pacific Northwest coal export proposals, and what is at stake for the future of our planet. An excerpt from MOMENTA Presented by: http://www.snocru.com/ http://protectourwinters.org/ http://www.plusmproductions.com/ For more information and to watch the full film, please visit: http://momentaproject.com/ Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MomentaProject+ More details
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