Commonwealth National Podcast

Appalachian Coal Mining: Fears and Dreams (7/24/09)

Patricia Adams, Environmentalist; Writer
Jen Gilomen, Documentary Film Director
Sally Rubin, Documentary Film Director

Gilomen and Rubin discuss their new film, Mine, based on the mining practices and impacts on local ecologies and communities in Appalachia. Gilomen and Rubin’s precedent-setting documentary is about families and the decisions they must make to preserve their generational lands and survive economically.  Gilomen and Rubin will also discuss recent action by the EPA to place holds on permits for mountaintop coal mining

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on July 24, 2009.