Saturday, August 3, 2013

"MOMENTA" FILM FUNDED! POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY TO EXPOSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF POWDER RIVER BASIN COAL PROJECT

One of the key battles in the fight against climate change is set to take place in the Mountain West and Pacific Northwest, where plans have been announced to build the what would be the nation's largest coal export facility in Cherry Point, Washington.  A winding four-state rail line would link the proposed port to coal mines in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming. 

Community leaders and climate advocates are concerned that the port project and increased railroad traffic would not only result in economic loss, adverse environmental impacts and health issues along the transport corridor - the coal itself will be sold to China, to help fuel the estimated 2-3 new coal power plants that are being built every seven days.   In terms of impact, many are touting this battle as being more important than the fight against the XL pipeline.
 
Last month Protect Our Winters teamed up with Plus M productions to launch a Kickstarter funding campaign for MOMENTA - a documentary focusing on the impacts of the proposed coal exports, and the clean-energy solutions that exist around us.  Thanks to our Kickstarter supporters and the generosity of the good folks at SnoCru, funding for MOMENTA is now secure!
Principle filming for MOMENTA is slated to start this summer, with a planned release date scheduled for late fall/early winter.  In the meantime take a look at the trailer HERE!
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