Overburden

OVERBURDEN

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When an errant spark ignited the methane leaking in the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, a fireball ripped through miles of underground tunnels in Appalachia’s coal country, killing everything it touched – including 29 men. In the aftermath of the devastating explosion, two former political enemies are united by the toll the disaster takes on their families and community: a right-wing pro-coal activist joins forces with a tree-hugging grandmother to take down the most dangerous coal company in the United States.

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29 Jul 1950 --- Original caption: 7/29/1950-New York, NY- Althea Gibson, negro tennis player, works out for the first time at Forest Hills today, at the West Side Tennis Club, and will probably play in the National Open starting August 25th.  Miss Gibson, if she does play, will be the first Negro to enter the tournament and to be allowed to play.  There has been a great deal of controversy and public attention over this matter in the past month.  Althea is shown here at practice. --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

When an errant spark ignited the methane leaking in the Upper Big Branch mine in 2010, a fireball ripped through miles of underground tunnels in Appalachia’s coal country, killing everything it touched – including 29 men. In the aftermath of the devastating explosion, two former political enemies are united by the toll the disaster takes on their families and community: a right-wing pro-coal activist joins forces with a tree-hugging grandmother to take down the most dangerous coal company in the United States.

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  • A remarkable document, a powerful testimony to the absurd destruction that coal has brought to the mountains of Appalachia, and a testimony also to the remarkable women and men who have done their best to deal with an almost impossible trauma.

    Bill McKibben
    Author of The End of Nature

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