"Burning the Future" Aired on PBS in April 2012

Presented by Specialty Studios




Burning the Future: Coal in America examines the explosive conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia.


Confronted by emerging “clean coal” energy policies, local activists watch a world blind to the devastation caused by coal's extraction. Faced with toxic ground water and the obliteration of 1.4 million acres of mountains, residents launch a valiant fight to arouse the nation's help in protecting their mountains, saving their families, and preserving their way of life.


Includes interview footage with Maria Gunnoe, who won the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America soon after the making of the film.