While on a quest to find solutions to the global energy crisis, the CEO of a Vermont electric utility reveals a staggering family secret.
The last families of Blair, West Virginia fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.
- Independent Lens, True Stories
- Premiere Date
- May 20, 2003
- 60 minutes
In the face of thunderous blasting and choking dust caused by mountaintop mining, the last 40 families of Blair, West Virginia stay to fight America's second-largest coal company as it threatens their homes. Razing Appalachia is the story of a remarkable grassroots effort to redefine the role of government and power of corporations over our daily lives.