Mountaintop mining is one of the most important environmental issues taking place in America today, but many aren’t aware of the dire consequences that go along with the dangerous coal mining tactic. A soon-to-be released environmental documentary will hopefully change that.
The new film, The Last Mountain, directed by Bill Haney and featuring anti-mountaintop mining spokesman Robert Kennedy Jr, was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and will be debuting in theatres across the United States beginning next week.
Watch the official trailer below:
If you enter your zip code in the box to the right, you can see what impact mountaintop mining has directly to your location, including seeing a Google Map labelled with mountaintop removal coal mines that supply power to your grid. This is a great tool, and one that should encourage anyone to check out The Last Mountain when it comes to a theatre in your city.
Check out the full list of dates and cities where The Last Mountain is being screened, and to find out more about Mountaintop Mining and how it’s affecting the world, read Robert Kennedy Jr’s article, You are connected to mountaintop removal.