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Poisoned Water, Fossil Fuels


Still from the film 'Burning the Future: Coal in America.' Image by:

Mountaintop coal mining. Hydrofracking. The endless search for fossil fuels is polluting our
waterways and our water supplies. On this edition, how the fight to protect clean drinking water is motivating Americans to take action. But with regulatory agencies in the pocket of industrial polluters, will it be enough and will it be too late?

Special thanks to the Park Foundation for partial support of this program.

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now host; Maria Gunnoe, West Virginia organizer and Goldman
Environmental Prize recipient; Bill Raney, West Virginia Coal Association president; Rocky Hackworth, Pritchard Mining Company general manager of operations; Ben Stout, Wheeling Jesuit University ecologist; Jim Hecker, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice environmental enforcement project director; Billy Sammons, Lick Creek, West Virginia resident; Joe Manchin, former West Virginia governor; Janet Keating, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition executive director; Tara Lohan, AlterNet senior editor.


For More Information:

Burning the Future: Coal in America
Maria Gunnoe
Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
The Alliance for Appalachia
CLEAN (Citizens Leading for Energy Action Now)
Christians for the Mountains
Beyond Coal
Rainforest Action Network on coal
West Virginia Coal Association
Evening of Witness
Voice of Witness: ‘Evening of Witness’ Excerpts
Maude Barlow
Democracy Now
Park Foundation
Alternet Water section

Articles, Videos:
Mining the Mountains
5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply by Tara Lohan
The 5 Most Toxic Energy Companies and How They Control Our Politics by Tara Lohan

Otha Fish by The Pharcyde
Somethin That Means Something by The Pharcyde

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