National Geographic released its full coal documentary ‘From the Ashes’ on YouTube. With President Trump pushing to bring coal jobs back, the topic is a hot issue among Americans. But what does it mean for our environment? Is natural gas really a big reason for the reduction in coal mining? What can we do to help those impacted by the our energy industry’s change move away from coal? These are all important issues for which no one has found an answer that resonates.
From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate.
National Geographic took their YouTube video down (above), but it is still available on their website.