Razing Appalachia

The last families of Blair, West Virginia fight America's second-largest coal company as mountaintop removal mining threatens their homes.

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Series
Independent Lens, True Stories
Premiere Date
May 20, 2003
Length
60 minutes

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The Film

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.

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