Our current political climate has promised to revive the coal industry, ignoring the harmful human and environmental impacts. Mountaintop removal is a particularly destructive form of mining that affects economically vulnerable Appalachian communities. Dynamite is used to expose coal seams, which are harvested with heavy machinery. Mining waste is then dumped into valley fills, where it seeps into the communities drinking water.
In order to raise public awareness, MSU Greenpeace is hosting a film screening of Mari-Lynn Evan’s film Blood on The Mountain at the East Lansing Public Library on November 28th at 6:30 PM. Local partner organizations for the screening include Community Relations Coalition, Indivisible Climate Action/350.org, Lansing for Revolution, Greener Together, Spartan Sierra Club, and Sierra Club Michigan Chapter.