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Black diamonds : mountaintop removal & the fight for coalfield justice

Author: Catherine Pancake; Lauren Graham; Ann Pancake; Bullfrog Films.
Publisher: Oley, PA : Bullfrog Films, [2006?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Standard formatView all editions and formats
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"Charts the escalating drama in Appalachia over the alarming increase in large mountaintop coal mines. These mammoth operations have covered 1200 miles of headwater streams with mining waste, demolished thousands of acres of hardwood forest, and flattened hundred of Appalachian mountain peaks. Citizen testimony and visual documentation interwoven with the perspectives of government officials, activists, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Environmental films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Pancake; Lauren Graham; Ann Pancake; Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 1594586128 9781594586125
OCLC Number: 77559981
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Originally produced as a documentary film in 2006.
Credits: Camerawork by Catherine Pancake, Gretchen Heilman ; research, Ann Pancake, Catherine Pancake ; guitar soundtrack, Jack Rose, Andrew Hayleck.
Performer(s): Narrator, Lauren Graham ; interviews, Ann Pancake, Catherine Pancake.
Description: 1 videodisc (72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Mountaintop removal & the fight for coalfield justice
Mountaintop removal and the fight for coalfield justice
Responsibility: written, produced & directed by Catherine Pancake.
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"Charts the escalating drama in Appalachia over the alarming increase in large mountaintop coal mines. These mammoth operations have covered 1200 miles of headwater streams with mining waste, demolished thousands of acres of hardwood forest, and flattened hundred of Appalachian mountain peaks. Citizen testimony and visual documentation interwoven with the perspectives of government officials, activists, and scientists create a riveting portrait of an American region fighting for its life - caught between the grinding wheels of the national appetite for cheap energy and an enduring sense of Appalachian culture, pride, and natural beauty"--Http://www.blackdiamondsmovie.com/aboutBlackDiamonds.html.

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Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice

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With the increase in oil and natural gas prices, coal has become the fuel of choice for electrical generation. Currently, coal accounts for over fifty percent of the electricity generated in the United States, and West Virginia is the nation’s second largest exporter of coal. Coal mining has played...
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