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Coal Ash Stories

Genre: Documentary Rating (NR)

This screening is FREE and hosted by Labadie Environmental Organization (LEO), Working Films, and the Missouri chapter of the Sierra Club. Coal Ash Stories includes four short films that illustrate the public health concerns, policy issues, and ways communities are responding. The purpose of the program is to educate residents and draw attention to the toxic impact of coal ash on communities. The films include: - See more at: Downwind and Downstream: With Power Comes Responsibility exposes the health and environmental hazards left behind after coal is burned. By Carly Calhoun & Sam Despeaux An Ill Wind looks at the devastating impact of the Reid Gardner Power Station on people and the land of the Moapa River Indian Reservation, as well as a community driven solar solution. By Earthjustice Coal Ash Chronicles uncovers the lack of regulation of coal ash across the nation and captures firsthand stories from impacted communities. By Rhiannon Fionn At What Cost? follows residents near Duke Energy's Belews Creek coal-fired power plant in NC and centers on the resilience of a close-knit community with a toxic legacy after decades of pollution. By Appalachian Voices

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