High Country Conservation Alliance will screen the documentary film, The Last Mountain, on Sunday September 14th at 7pm at the Majestic Theater in Crested Butte.
The Last Mountain is the story of the rugged Coal River Mountain community in West Virginia and their struggle against Massey Energy to stop the mountaintop removal of the last mountain protecting their town and watershed. The film is a passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe. The Last Mountain shines a light on America’s energy needs and how those needs are being supplied by burning coal to provide half of the electric power in the United States. More significantly, a third of all coal extraction happens in Appalachia, which is no surprise to the Coal River Valley where coal mining has provided jobs for its citizens for over one hundred years, but have sacrificed their clean air, water, and their very lives for Big Coal. Joining their fight is the unwavering Robert F. Kennedy Jr., standing between the families of the Coal River Valley and their neighboring towns who need the jobs Massey Energy Company promises. The New York Times said the film, “weaves scientific testimony, contentious debates and moving personal stories into a persuasive indictment of Massey in particular and fossil-derived energy in general.”
There is a suggested donation of $10 and free to participants of the Red Lady Peak Hike. For more information contact HCCA at 349-7104.