power source

Brent Finnegan -- March 6th, 2008

Last spring, we wrote about where our trash goes and where our electricity comes from. On Tuesday, residents of Harrisonburg and Rockingham will have a chance to meet someone that lives where our energy comes from.

Ed Wiley lives in Raleigh County, West Virginia, where Massey Energy is has a strip mining operation (also known as “mountaintop removal” mining). Filmmaker Mike O’Connell interviewed Wiley in his documentary entitled simply Mountain Top Removal. The film will screen at Court Square Theater Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. It’s sponsored by 7G (full disclosure: the screening is also part of the documentary discussion group I helped to start).

Wiley, O’Connell, and Lorelei Scarbro, a spokesperson for Coal River Mountain Watch, will be at Court Square Theater on Tuesday to discuss the film. More info here.

Today on WSVA, Jim Britt will interview some of the people involved with the documentary between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m.

2 Responses to “power source”

  1. finnegan says:

    Unfortunately, this is also the date and time of the community discussion on the Middle East at JMU (not to mention the same night as city council)…

    Come out to Memorial Hall auditorium to speak your mind and enter into a meaningful discussion about the United States and the Middle East concerning security, policy and the future!

    Our hope is to learn through participation and discussion what impact an open community discussion has on these issues. Please come to share, listen and learn.

    Bring friends! No special conversation skills necessary…

    With special guest speakers:
    Dr. Lisa Schrich: Program Director, 3D initiative, Eastern Mennonite University & Dr. Gordon Mitchell: Resident Associate, Ridgeway Center for International Studies, Univ. of Pittsburgh

    March 11: Peace in the Middle East – A Town Hall Meeting, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall: The JMU Debate Team hosts a community conversation; audience participation is encouraged; park in the lot nearest Veterans’ Memorial Stadium, using Entrance B; part of the James Madison Week centennial celebration; free.

    When it rains, it pours. The rest of the time, people complain about being bored.

  2. finnegan says:

    Last night’s screening was well-attended.

    You can read Hannah Northey’s story about it in today’s DNR.

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