Monday, January 23, 2012 at 7:00 PM Vienna Public Library 23rd St. at River Rd., Vienna, WV
Free and open to the public Refreshments
Nearly half the electricity consumed in the US comes from burning coal, 16 pounds per day for every person in the country. Thirty percent of that coal comes from Appalachia. Burning coal is the major source of greenhouse gases worldwide. Mountain top removal mining has destroyed 500 mountains in Appalachia, destroyed 1,000,000 acres of forest, and buried 2000 miles of streams. Nearby residents suffer health effects. Whole communities are uprooted. How long can this go on? Is there a better way?
The documentary film, The Last Mountain, looks at how we meet our energy needs, alternate energy sources, and how citizens can affect the energy choices our country makes.
Presented by The League of Women Voters of Wood County